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NFL Player Speaks Out on Need for Cannabis Education, Research

I don’t smoke to get high. I smoke to become myself again… Since childhood, Brandon Haw has been playing football. After a stellar career as cornerback playing for Rutgers University, Brandon played in the NFL beginning in 2004. From his earliest memories, he remembers himself as being “happy-go-lucky”. His college years were characterized by discipline with a focus on health and performance. After a while he started getting bouts of depression. Anger began arising too often. The sport was taking its toll on him as it has on others. He knew of no cure. At first Brandon thought his mood ... Read More »

CannaFit Moves Cannabis Industry Towards Improved Personal Health and Fitness

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“Cannabis allows me to be more objective and evaluate a situation from multiple perspectives that are more logical and more compassionate. What else can do that? Nothing. Nothing at all.” Jennifer Ford, President and Co-Founder of CannaFit Website.  She added with half-joking emphasis, “Cannabis helps me to be the person my dog thinks I am.” As the cannabis industry understands its role in health maintenance, online health and wellness platforms like CannaFit will encourage users of the plant to be mindful of their cannabis dosing and combine this dosing with proper diet, exercise and nutrition to maximize beneficial aspects of ... Read More »

Greta Gaines – Extreme Snowboarder, Musician, Entrepreneur, Cannabis Activist

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“I’ve seen the plant treat neuropathy, rheumatoid arthritis, PTSD, severe menstrual problems, Crohn’s Disease, chronic pain, skin cancers, insomnia, and anxiety. Seeing is believing!” Introducing Greta, Extreme Sports and Cannabis Greta Gaines has reached celebrity status in several disciplines. After winning the World Extreme Snowboard Competition, she has produced five southern rock albums, hosted her own show on Oxygen, and has been an ESPN correspondent. She was raised in an environment of fame and influence. Her father is author of Pumping Iron and Stay Hungry, she was classmates with Uma Thurman, and the family’s farm was frequently visited by actors ... Read More »

Nate Jackson Discusses the NFL, Cannabis, and Changing Stigmas

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“I was able to access those types of visualization techniques a lot easier when I was high.” Nate Jackson played tight end in the NFL for the Denver Broncos for six years and throughout his entire college and high school careers. During that time he learned to thrive in the grueling demands of maintaining peak physical fitness and to adapt to the violent nature of a sport that uses a man’s head as a weapon and often a target. In this exclusive interview with NORML Athletics, Nate opens up about how he balanced his marijuana use off the field as ... Read More »

State of Flow Vets: Healing PTSD with Cannabis, Jiu-jitsu and Compassion

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“Cannabis opens up the doorways for us to be more sensitive and be more honest about things like war. People need to understand what it does to veterans who are coming home.” That’s the advice from military veterans Donnie Bumanglag and Tony Soto. They have a mission to heal those in physical and psychological need through martial arts, cannabis, and active camaraderie. The two met in Jiu-jitsu class and found each was disillusioned with the options the country offered to returning veterans. In most cases opiates and manufactured pharmaceuticals were the prescribed treatment – numbing the pain instead of addressing ... Read More »