Former Denver Broncos wide receiver Nate Jackson spoke with HBO’s Real Sports about the benefits of using marijuana in favor of opiate-based painkillers when dealing with injuries during the season.
“You’re always battling your body,” Jackson said in the interview which airs Tuesday. “The job description is slamming yourself into another human being as hard as you can.”
Jackson played six seasons in the NFL with the Broncos and argues that marijuana actually better equipped him to deal with the rigors of the day-to-day grind in the NFL.
Former NFL punter Chris Kluwe shares Jackson’s view, and submits that most players are using pot to cope with pain, not to get high.
“It’s everywhere,” Kluwe said, “In the locker room when guys used to talk about it it wasn’t about ‘I’m going to go get blazed and tear up the town’ it was like, ‘Yeah I smoked a bit…
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But the findings shouldn’t send patients rushing to buy pot: the levels used in the research appear to be too high to obtain through smoking. And there’s no sign yet that the approach works in laboratory animals, let alone people.
Still, the finding does suggest that more than one compound in marijuana might boost cancer treatment, said study author Sean McAllister, an associate scientist at California Pacific Medical Center Research Institute in San Francisco. “Combination therapies might be more appropriate,” McAllister said.
Researchers have long studied the compounds in marijuana known as cannabinoids, which are thought to hold possible health benefits. One, known as THC, is well known for its role in making people high when they smoke or eat pot. Researchers have been testing it as a treatment for the brain tumors known as glioblastomas.
In the new study, researchers tested THC and cannabidiol, another compound from marijuana, on…
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As many of you know, I have written a column for Colorado’s Daily Doobie as well as a number of other print and online publications. A couple of months ago, I also began working with a new cannabis entity called, Weedlynx. They have finally gone live and you can now see some of my other (new) articles at the following links…
- 3 Reasons Preppers Should Include Pot in Their Preps By Cheri M. Roberts 12/17/2013
- Can Cannabis Help With Bipolar? By Cheri M. Roberts 12/17/2013
- Perfect Crockpot Cannabutter By Cheri M. Roberts 12/16/2013
- Chewy Triple Chocolate Chip Cannabis Cookies By Cheri M. Roberts 12/17/2013
- 6 Things Bound to Happen When Denver’s Brown Cloud Turns Green By Cheri M. Roberts 12/22/2013
Other upcoming Weedlynx articles written by me…
- 5 Things You Need to Know About Pot Vacations By, Cheri M. Roberts
- A Different High: Eating Versus Smoking Marijuana By, Cheri M. Roberts
- Bud Investors are Pinching Our Bags By…
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For those of you following Cannabis Culture, particularly for legalized states, here is the September issue of the Daily Doobie. My monthly column, “Budtender of the Month” is on page 7 of this issue.
If you missed last month’s issue, you can find the August issue here with my column on page 5.
Either way, as they say — and if you likie, puff, puff, pass…it on.
Don’t Bogart this post my friend and if you have an opinion on pot legalization, I would love to hear it. Please leave your comments below.