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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 »

Golf Tournament Promotes Hemp Healing CTE

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The Realm of Caring Foundation is hosting a celebrity golf tournament to raise awareness about the benefits of using cannabis to treat CTE – Chronic traumatic encephalopathy. The 3rd Annual Realm of Caring Golf Tournament will raise money for further research. The potential benefits of treating CTE with similar hemp extracts is well-documented. While Boston University and the US Department of Veterans Affairs estimate that 96% of NFL players suffer from the neurodegenerative brain disease, there has been little research into the benefits of treating the disease with cannabinoids. The US Government understands the value of CBD as has patented ... 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 »