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New York: Former NFL Star Marvin Washington Advocating for Cannabis

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By Michael Bachara
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Former NFL Defensive End Marvin Washington, who played 11 years in the NFL and won a Super Bowl with the Broncos in 1999, wants the NFL and the Players Association to embrace cannabis as a safe alternative to treat debilitating sports injuries.

Colorado: Jake Plummer Rips NFL's Marijuana Stance And 'Billionaire A--hole' Jerry Jones

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Jake Plummer, former Denver Broncos quarterback, spoke with BSC Denver recently, criticizing the NFL for its marijuana ban and Cowboys owner Jerry Jones for denying the link between CTE and football. He even called Jones a 'billionaire a--hole."

"I have a hard time with it because everybody says, 'Oh, poor NFL millionaires. Oh, you poor people.' They don't understand," Plummer told BSN Denver. "Maybe they should have a little more to say about the owners that are billionaires, they're not millionaires; they're billionaires."

"Like Jerry Jones, who says it's 'absurd' that there would be a link between brain trauma, football and CTE," Plummer said. "Shame on him for saying that, that billionaire a--hole. It's the worst thing in the world for a guy like that to say. That's where we're sitting; grown-ass men are asked to go out there for millions of dollars -- which, yeah, it's a lot of money -- bang themselves around and completely f--- their lives over for their 40s and 50s. So yeah, poor football players is what I say. If you're a grown-ass man, you should be allowed to make grown-ass decisions."

Plummer is now 10 years into retirement and has seen the negative physical effects football has had on teammates.

But Cowboys owner Jones is denying that football can cause CTE, chronic traumatic encephalopathy.

Colorado: Former Denver Broncos Quarterback Jake Plummer Says Hemp Helps

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By Derrick Stanley
Hemp News

Former Denver Broncos quarterback Jake Plummer says he is taking CBD, or cannabidiol, and it helps ease the pain he suffers daily after a decade of playing in the NFL.

He joins an expanding group of professional athletes who say they need safer, more natural ways to manage pain than addictive prescription opioids.

CBD is a compound of cannabis that does not give a feeling of euphoria, or a "high" like THC does.

Plummer is part of a group of former and current NFL players requesting that the league back research on the benefits and effectiveness of CBD in managing pain.

"It is a real problem for players," Plummer said."It helps your body instead of hurting it."

Eugene Monroe, a current tackle for the Baltimore Ravens, recently donated $80,000 to research into cannabidiol. Plummer says a lot of players are taking it and benefiting from it but they have not come forward publicly.

US: Retired Broncos Quarterback Jake Plummer Wants NFL To Reconsider Marijuana

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By Derrick Stanley
Hemp News

Another NFL player has publicly asked league officials and the NFL Players Association to reconsider their ban on medical marijuana. Following in the footsteps of Baltimore Ravens tackle Eugene Monroe, who yesterday pledged $10,000 to aid marijuana research, retired Denver Broncos quarterback Jake Plummer is also asking for the NFL to research the benefits of medical marijuana.

Plummer is a user of cannabidiol (CBD), a non-psychoactive component of the hemp plant used to treat many physical and psychological ailments. The NFL admitted to a link between football and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) earlier this week. Many doctors believe that CBD is effective in treating the degenerative brain disease.

Plummer has been taking prescribed CBD oil for a year and says he feels so good he considered the idea of returning to play for the Denver Broncos almost a decade after retiring.

"I'm 41 and the Broncos need a new quarterback," Plummer recently told SiriusXM NFL Radio. "I'm not thinking about it but the thought crossed my mind because my body feels great after playing for 10 years in the league and being retired. I owe a lot of that to CBD and what it's done for me."

Plummer and Monroe also are trying to generate funds toward an initiative being sponsored by Realm of Caring, a non-profit advocacy group that researches medical purposes for cannabis.

U.S.: NFL Players Line Up To Support Cannabis Therapy For Brain Health

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By Steve Elliott
Hemp News

The devastating effects of harsh, toxic pharmaceuticals are well known, and now a growing number of former and current NFL players are turning to a cannabis extract that experts say stimulates brain function, enhances physical recovery, reduces anxiety and depression, and may counteract the effects of concussions.

Some of those same players, including former Pro Bowl quarterback Jake Plummer, are joining forces in a public crusade to raise money for critical research, and among their primary targets is the NFL itself. "When the Bright Lights Fade," is a video campaign created by the Colorado-based nonprofit Realm of Caring, in partnership with CW Botanicals.

One of its goals is to engage the NFL to change the current narrative - the one laid bare by the Will Smith movie, Concussion, and the tragic, real-life consequences seen in too many former players. The Realm of Caring says it is working with researchers at Johns Hopkins University and the University of Pennsylvania to develop several studies to investigate the impact of cannabinoids on individuals affected by football-related injuries, including symptoms associated with CTE.

The PSA is aiming to raise $100,000 in 30 days to help fund initial studies, with more research planned if results indicate health benefit associated with cannabinoid use.

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