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Medical marijuana: Black lawmakers push for diversity

1/30/17--Leaders of the Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland have introduced legislation to restructure a burgeoning medical marijuana industry that has come under scrutiny for a lack of racial diversity. Bills introduced would change the membership of the 16-person Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission to better reflect the diversity of the state, while requiring the agency to rescore applications for cultivation licenses and give extra weight for black-owned businesses. Read

Are ganjapreneurs going after healthy living as a new marijuana marketing tactic?

1/26/17--In a classic consumer-marketing move, a new breed of ganjapreneurs are using a new marijuana marketing strategy. They’re  replacing stoner slang with supermarket-friendly names that purport to help customers live better. In essence, these marketers want to transform the image of marijuana so that it competes with scores of products already in liquor stores, markets, and pharmacies. Read

Maryland Black Caucus looks to overhaul the state cannabis commission

1/13/17--The Maryland Black Caucus laid out their priorities for the 2017 General Assembly session, including diversifying the medical cannabis industry, eliminating the cash bail system, and reforming education. The caucus members outlined their plan to draft legislation that would encourage minority-owned businesses in Maryland’s long-awaited medical marijuana industry. Read

Marijuana advocates mobilizing in advance of Sessions confirmation hearing

1/6/17--Marijuana legalization activists are organizing a national “Day of Action” on Monday to protest the potential confirmation of Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions as the nation’s attorney general. Day of Action participants will be “flooding” senators’ phone lines to demand that Sessions not be confirmed if he does not respect state marijuana laws, NORML officials said. Read

Weed dog treats booming business across America

12/27/16--Several Cannabidiol-for-dogs businesses have popped up in the last two years, a time period during which Cannabidiol pet product sales nationwide doubled, according to data kept by cannabis industry analytics firm MJ Freeway. It’s the newest trend in America’s booming half-billion dollar animal supplements market, which is expected to grow by more than $150 million in the next four years. Read

Colorado man gets jail time, probation for driving high

screen-shot-2017-01-10-at-12-10-11-pm12/23/16--Jessy Wayne McElroy has been sentenced to 10 months in jail for driving while high on marijuana and causing a fatal crash killing 60-year-old motorcyclist Gary Willis. McElroy has been ordered to serve two years of probation after his jail sentence. Read

Arizona court makes huge ruling for MMJ cardholders accused of driving high

screen-shot-2017-01-10-at-12-05-04-pm12/23/16--An Arizona court ruling says medical marijuana cardholders accused of driving under the influence have options for showing in court that there wasn’t enough marijuana compound in their bodies to cause impairment. The Court of Appeals ruling Thursday vacates a man’s conviction for driving while marijuana or a marijuana compound was in his body and says he was entitled to present evidence that he wasn’t impaired. Read

What legalized states need to know about sketchy predictions

screen-shot-2017-01-10-at-12-00-57-pm12/22/16--The fledgling cannabis industry is laden with projections, estimates, and forecasts. Multibillion-dollar figures have been ascribed to locales where a single legal adult-use sale has yet to even take place. The Cannabist takes a look back at the revenue projections made in advance of Colorado’s groundbreaking marijuana legalization, how the sales stacked up, where the latest projections stand, and the challenges that have popped up here and elsewhere since. Read

Five things for employees to know in states with marijuana laws

screen-shot-2016-12-27-at-8-27-10-am12/1/16--Many employers seem to be sticking with their drug testing and personal conduct policies, even in states where recreational marijuana use is now permitted. Others are keeping a close eye on the still evolving legal, regulatory, and political environment. The Cannabist takes a closer look at what it all means for workers and businesses, and addresses the following five questions: (1) Can my employer still test me for pot? (2) What about workplace safety? (3) Can I get fired even if I'm not high? (4) What should companies? (5) What do the courts say? Read

Legal California cannabis could deliver $1 billion in pot taxes

tmr_image-block12/5/16--It’s estimated that legalized recreational marijuana in California will deliver $1 billion in sales tax revenues annually to the state. Some of the target sources for the funds include research on the impacts on legalization, the development of roadside protocols to determine marijuana impairment, drug use prevention and treatment, programs for at-risk youth, law enforcement, and waterways restoration. Read

How soon could Denver businesses open the first social pot use areas?

screen-shot-2016-12-20-at-10-10-35-pm12/4/16--Denver's Department of Excise and Licenses has only begun sorting through a multitude of issues — from legal to regulatory to pragmatic — that will determine what the first-of-its-kind marijuana social use permit program looks like. The city plans to make permit applications available by Jan. 20, but the city faces no other firm deadlines. So it remains up in the air how soon a business might open the city’s first consumption area or host the first open-to-the-public event to make use of a new permit. Read

How strict rules are hurting the Oregon marijuana industry, more than helping

screen-shot-2016-12-20-at-1-55-02-am12/2/16--The state’s strict rules around pesticide testing for Oregon marijuana are hurting its fledgling recreational industry and could mean a $10 million drop in tax revenue from sales in the fourth quarter. Oregon has only certified six labs, and that’s created a bottleneck for testing. Testing that should take five days is taking to up to 21 days — a delay that’s meant low supply, increased prices, and lost revenue. Read

Chance to vie for this CO city’s final pot shop license coming to an end

screen-shot-2016-12-20-at-1-03-55-am11/29/16--The opportunity to apply for Aurora's 24th — and final — pot shop license is ending. Retail marijuana businesses have until 5 p.m. Wednesday to file applications for a chance to open a shop in the southeast part of Aurora. The city will rank applicants and select a winner using a points system. Credit is awarded for past marijuana business experience and a clean criminal record. Read

This is how Alaska businesses will make marijuana tax payments

screen-shot-2016-12-04-at-9-15-05-pm11/17/16--Alaska growers will soon be submitting their first marijuana tax payments to the state. Some banks are leery about dealing with pot businesses since marijuana remains illegal at the federal level. So, the Department of Revenue has set up a deposit safe in downtown Anchorage where businesses can place tamper-resistant bags that will be dropped into a drum and down a chute to a safe. The state is also offering a by-mail option, as well as an option to pay electronically or by wire transfer. Read

Cannabis philanthropy helps heal Drug War wounds

tmr_image-block11/16/16--As marijuana businesses continue to assimilate into America's traditional corporate world, philanthropy and responsibility have become key initiatives for some ganjapreneurs. As the weed industry continues to battle stigmas that are left over from a failed War on Drugs, corporate responsibility and community engagement efforts are ways to overcome decades of misinformation, experts say. Read

Colorado grow house plans to appeal $14,000 fine for marijuana smell

tmr_image-block11/10/16--Dandelion Grow, the north Boulder cannabis garden blamed for releasing a marijuana smell into the air, disputes accusations made by the city and plans to appeal a $10, 000 odor fine. That penalty represented the grow’s second violation in the last month; the first cost it $4,000. A city spokeswoman said that those fines were the result of failed talks between the grow and city to bring Dandelion into compliance and mitigate the odor that’s been bothering neighbors for months. Read

There’s now a cannabis-themed shopping center in Colorado

screen-shot-2016-11-28-at-11-30-53-am11/8/16--Western Centers, which manages 1.5 million square feet of retail and office space in Colorado, has dedicated an entire 50,000-square-foot neighborhood shopping center in Aurora to pot. As part of a $1 million-plus renovation, the former Chambers Point strip mall has been re-branded the Aurora Hemp Marketplace, anchored by a trio of cannabis-centric businesses — a head shop, a dispensary, and a hydroponics supply center. Read

High-CBD products are gaining traction in pot shops

screen-shot-2016-11-28-at-11-24-59-am11/15/16--Sales of high-CBD products are growing — especially among non-traditional customers, according to new data from cannabis intelligence firm Headset. The Seattle-based company delved into point-of-sale data at Washington marijuana retailers to get a sense of sales trends for products high in cannabidiol (CBD), a non-psychoactive compound of the marijuana plant. Read

Could this East Coast state be the next to legalize recreational marijuana?

screen-shot-2016-11-27-at-11-52-30-pm11/16/16--Rhode Island leaders are looking at following Massachusetts on the path to legalizing recreational marijuana. Gov. Gina Raimondo said she’ll take a more serious look after Massachusetts voters recently approved a pot legalization ballot measure. Read

Why some Oregon pot growers just had to torch part of their crops

screen-shot-2016-11-27-at-11-41-32-pm11/16/16--Huge piles of moldy marijuana in Southern Oregon are going up in smoke this fall after record rains in October took a toll on many crops. According to cannabis activist Brent Kenyon,  this will be a tough year for growers who faced an onslaught of russet mites in the summer and then mold in the fall. The mold destroys the marijuana flowers and spreads quickly, particularly after heavy rains. Read

Social pot use measure inches closer to victory in Denver

screen-shot-2016-11-27-at-11-28-09-pm11/14/16--Denver’s ballot measure allowing social marijuana use at some businesses has passed. The measure — which calls for the creation of a four-year pilot program — would allow businesses, from bars to cafes and even yoga studios, to seek city-issued permits to create “consumption areas.” They first would need to obtain backing from a single local neighborhood or business group. Read

This blunder on new California marijuana law could cost state millions

tmr_image-block11/16/16--Due to a glitch in the technical language of California’s voter-approved Proposition 64, the tax on medical marijuana from now through the end of 2017 has been eliminated. Additionally, with recreational sales not set to begin until 2018, tax-free medical sales leave California facing disappointing near-term marijuana tax revenue. Read

Who’s winning big in our salute to marijuana industry leaders?

screen-shot-2016-11-27-at-11-00-47-pm11/16/16--The second-annual Cannabist Awards celebrate the brightest and most progressive names in the marijuana industry. California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom has been named 2016 Cannabist Person of the Year. The complete list of the winners are featured in The Cannabist. Read

Five immediate concerns for states with new marijuana laws

screen-shot-2016-11-27-at-10-00-39-pm11/11/16--The Cannabist conversed with the state of Colorado’s marijuana czar, Andrew Freedman, and policy expert Mark Slaugh, whose firm iComply works with governments drafting marijuana regulations, about some of the biggest and unique challenges facing a newly legalized state. Read

Doctor certified 11,800 medical marijuana patients in a year

screen-shot-2016-11-14-at-12-20-30-pm11/3/16--A Michigan physician granted medical marijuana eligibility to more than 11, 800 patients in a single year. An audit, which argues that the state is not adequately monitoring doctor approvals in its medical marijuana certification system, said that physician certified an average of 45 patients per weekday during the 2014-15 fiscal year, when roughly 84,000 patients applied for a registry card. Auditors also found 22 other physicians who certified nearly 47,000 Michigan medical marijuana applicants, an average of eight per work day. Read

Family fighting for city’s medical marijuana measure to help daughter

screen-shot-2016-11-14-at-12-00-37-pm11/7/16--After exhausting all the traditional pharmaceuticals, Natalie and David Dragotto began giving cannabis oils to their daughter, Gianna Dragotto, who has Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome. As a result, her seizures due to this condition have slowly decreased. However, it's illegal to produce the oils, therefore not regulated, making it impossible to tell if the products are safe. The Dragotto's have been advocating for Measure X to allow medical marijuana businesses to develop their products in a safe and clean environment. Read

Still taboo? Pot industry moms form support group

screen-shot-2016-11-13-at-10-04-44-pm11/1/16--Four mothers in the marijuana business formed a support group to navigate child-rearing in the age of legalization. They meet and regularly call each other with questions ranging from how to avoid glorifying marijuana to stashing pot-related possessions during play dates. The parents say they are proud of their professions, but don’t want their children to be inundated with marijuana talk or be judged at school by adults and children who disapprove of their parents’ work. Read

Initiative 300 in Denver: The social pot use measure

screen-shot-2016-11-13-at-9-23-50-pm11/7/16--Initiative 300 would create a four-year pilot program allowing regular businesses, such as bars or cafes or even yoga studios, to seek permits for bring-your-own marijuana, over-21 consumption areas that are indoors (allowing vaping and edibles, but not smoking) or outdoors (allowing smoking). The Cannabist writer Ricardo Baca covers Initiative 300 to thoroughly inform voters about the social pot use measure. Read

#StopThePot: Trump trolls launch anti-pot campaign

screen-shot-2016-11-13-at-8-11-03-pm11/7/16--Launched by members of a pro-Trump Reddit community, the premise of the #StopThePot campaign is to suppress support for Clinton among young, liberal, pot-friendly voters. The campaign inspired heated discussions among users on how best to confuse 420-friendly Clinton voters. #StopThePot does not appear to be connected to the Trump campaign, but the campaign and the Republican National Committee have been subject to numerous lawsuits in recent weeks over alleged efforts to intimidate voters or suppress votes in several states. Read

Majority of NFL players say medical marijuana would reduce painkiller use

screen-shot-2016-11-10-at-11-50-01-am11/3/16--A majority of NFL players feel that use of chemical painkillers would be reduced if the league allowed a therapeutic use exemption for marijuana use. Marijuana is one of eight banned drugs on the NFL’s list of substances of abuse. ESPN The Magazine surveyed 226 of the league’s nearly 3, 000 players on active rosters or practice squads and found 61 percent in agreement that players would take fewer injections of strong anti-inflammatory drugs if they could treat pain legally with marijuana. Read

Things to know about Nevada’s marijuana ballot measure

screen-shot-2016-11-10-at-11-42-13-amOriginally published 9/26/16 / Updated 11/2016--Nevada is one of five states voting this November on whether to legalize recreational marijuana. If the measure passes the statewide ballot, it would allow adults to legally possess up to one ounce of marijuana, or 1/8 ounce of concentrated marijuana, effective Jan. 1. The Cannabist outlines key points to know about Question 2, including who’s funding the measure, and what happens if it passes. Important questions, answered. Read

Scotts Miracle-Gro in talks with EPA about marijuana pesticides

fb-square-english-spanish11/4/16--Scotts Miracle-Gro CEO Jim Hagedorn announced that his firm is talking with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency about pesticide products that could be used on cannabis, according to reports out of the Columbus Dispatch and the Columbus Business Journal. Scotts set aside $500 million to acquire sector-leaders across the hydroponics space to gain a foothold in the legal marijuana market, which Hagedorn has called the “biggest thing” ever in gardening. Read

Ganjapreneurs set sights high as California’s poised to legalize marijuana

screen-shot-2016-11-10-at-10-59-10-am11/2/16--Startups are cropping up throughout the Bay Area that put a signature Valley spin on the age-old practice of selling marijuana, offering sleek on-demand delivery apps for users and high-tech software for growers and dispensaries. With recent polls suggesting Californians are poised to expand marijuana consumption beyond medical use, experts expect cash to pour into the industry. Read

Bay Area cities scramble to adopt local rules on CA recreational marijuana

screen-shot-2016-11-10-at-10-52-28-am11/1/16--With polls showing state voters are likely to approve legalizing California recreational marijuana next week, cities throughout the Bay Area and California are adopting local rules that would do everything from govern indoor grows and ban outdoor cultivation to restrict sales of pot. Read

How some marijuana taxes will be utilized in Colorado’s 2018 budget

screen-shot-2016-11-10-at-10-49-39-am11/2/16--Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper proposed a $28.5 billion state budget that cuts spending on education, hospitals, and road construction to help close a $500 million shortfall. The fiscal year 2017-18 plan is the starting point for a six-month process that will probably prove painful because state revenues are not keeping pace with current demands. Read

Third cannabis firm to sue Maryland medical marijuana regulators

screen-shot-2016-11-10-at-10-45-21-am11/2/16--Alternative Medicine Maryland was denied a license to grow Maryland medical marijuana and has filed a lawsuit against state cannabis regulators alleging that they didn’t follow a law calling for racial diversity in the potentially lucrative industry. The suit asks a Baltimore City Circuit Court judge to halt the burgeoning medical marijuana program until the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission takes action to ensure racial and ethnic diversity among licensed growers. Read

Poll shows narrow split over Arkansas medical marijuana Issue 6

screen-shot-2016-11-10-at-10-40-15-am11/2/16--Arkansas voters were narrowly split over a proposal to legalize medical marijuana before the state Supreme Court disqualified a competing measure from next week’s ballot. Forty-nine percent of respondents supported Issue 6, which would allow patients with certain medical conditions to buy marijuana from licensed dispensaries. Forty-seven percent opposed the measure, while four percent didn’t know or declined to say how they felt. Read

How legalization is playing into the non-weed business world

screen-shot-2016-11-08-at-12-39-11-pm11/2/16--Market research and economic impact studies have alluded to the potential of marijuana becoming a big business. So, as companies like Scotts Miracle-Gro and Microsoft dabble in the legal cannabis industry, financial analysts said it was only a matter of time for other traditional businesses to join the fray. The Cannabist covers how the talk of expanded marijuana legalization is starting to pop up in SEC filings for non-cannabis firms in sectors such as alcohol, pharmaceuticals, finance, and behavioral health. Read

Colorado politicians paint dark picture for marijuana legalization

screen-shot-2016-11-08-at-12-31-09-pm11/1/16--Some Colorado politicians, including a former governor and a sitting district attorney, are appearing in anti-marijuana campaigns in other states and offering dire warnings to voters as they blame pot for a host of issues ranging from murders to teen drug abuse to traffic deaths. But critics say those warnings are based on inaccurate and misleading information. Read

Officials in Oregon town issue health alert for pesticide-tainted pot

screen-shot-2016-11-03-at-11-14-10-pm10/24/16--State health officials have issued a health alert about marijuana products that may have been tainted with high levels of a pesticide and sold to about 130 people southwest of Portland. The Oregon Health Authority said the alert concerns dried flower marijuana sold by a medical marijuana dispensary called New Leaf in McMinnville. Read

California legalization: Prop. 215 author fights Prop. 64, here’s why

screen-shot-2016-10-31-at-10-48-54-am10/12/16--Dennis Peron, the original Proposition 215 California legalization pioneer,  is advocating against Proposition 64, the measure to legalize recreational cannabis. He believes the proposition is the government’s way of extorting people and turning the marijuana industry into a profit-based culture for big business instead what he called “the honesty system,” in which people used marijuana as a means of medicine and relief. Read

Cannabist surpasses High Times in unique visitors for first time

screen-shot-2016-10-27-at-9-04-18-pm10/12/16--The Denver Post’s digital properties in August continued their pattern of month-over-month and year-over-year gains, according to digital analytics firm comScore. The organization attracted 6.739 million unique visitors for the month, up 52.8 percent year-over-year and the third consecutive month of growth. Read

Minimum age for buying legal marijuana should be 25

screen-shot-2016-10-27-at-8-37-46-pm10/13/16--Ottawa’s public health agency officials say sales should be limited to adults over the age of 25 if Canada were to legalize marijuana. Ottawa Public Health (OPH) also suggests the minimum should be Canada-wide and “must be coupled with rigorous enforcement and penalties for violations in order to be effective.” Read

Patients still waiting, 900-plus days after state changed law

screen-shot-2016-10-27-at-8-31-29-pm10/14/16--It has been more than 900 days since former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley signed the bill legalizing medical marijuana in the state. Dispensaries are anticipated to open by next summer, but legal fights with the Natalie M. LaPrade Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission over licenses to grow the plant has many concerned that access will keep patients waiting longer. Read

Why more pot businesses are suddenly getting audited by the IRS

fb-square-english-spanish10/13/16--The IRS’ auditors have been paying closer attention to the cannabis industry of late, says James Thorburn, an attorney with Thorburn Walker LLC in Greenwood Village, Colo. “Any business that is handling product is probably going to be subject to an audit,” Thorburn says. “It’s not a question of if at this time, it’s a question of when.” Read

Maine marijuana referendum campaign intensifies

screen-shot-2016-10-24-at-8-48-30-am10/11/16--With the election a month away, Maine marijuana advocates are airing television ads in an effort to overcome resistance from law enforcement groups, concerned parents, and some members of the medical cannabis community to get recreational use of marijuana approved in the state. Read

Travel TV host Rick Steves: Massachusetts can learn from Europe on marijuana

screen-shot-2016-10-23-at-10-49-21-pm10/12/16--Travel show host Rick Steves says the U.S. can learn from Europe when it comes to easing restrictions on marijuana. Steves told about 175 people at the University of Massachusetts that “Europe is very into pragmatic harm reduction, ” and doesn’t believe in moralizing or imprisonment. Read

1st of 2 teens gets prison for marijuana heist murder

screen-shot-2016-10-23-at-10-03-06-pm10/12/16--One of two teenagers who killed a Pennsylvania woman and her dog so they could steal marijuana from her has been sentenced to 60 years to life in prison. Read

Prop. 64: Does it protect small pot farms or favor big biz?

screen-shot-2016-10-18-at-11-47-15-pm10/5/16--Reactions to California's Proposition 64 vary among members of Humboldt County’s cannabis community. Some see the measure as playing to special interests that will eventually overtake the small farming community. Others are still on the fence while some are ready for California to join Washington state and Oregon to turn the West Coast into the Weed Coast. Read

Arkansas medical marijuana would hurt the state’s businesses

screen-shot-2016-10-12-at-10-51-49-am9/29/16--Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson and Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin believe legalizing Arkansas medical marijuana would hurt efforts to keep and attract businesses, as the two Republicans targeted a pair of ballot measures that they contend would prevent companies from maintaining drug-free workplaces. Read

Colorado murder trial set; marijuana intoxication could be key factor

screen-shot-2016-10-10-at-10-26-07-pm9/29/16--Richard Kirk is being held for investigation of first-degree murder in the death of his wife in their Denver home. Police are investigating whether marijuana played a role in the killing since he purchased and partially ate marijuana-infused candy before the shooting. His attorneys might argue that marijuana intoxication played a key role. Read

Embattled weed tech company MassRoots cuts jobs amid debt default

screen-shot-2016-10-10-at-10-03-57-pm9/27/16--MassRoots Inc., the cannabis-centric technology and social media company, has cut more than 40 percent of its workforce and recently defaulted on debt payments, the Denver-based firm disclosed. Read

Montel Williams increases involvement in medical marijuana with biz launch

screen-shot-2016-10-10-at-10-49-08-am9/26/16--Former TV talk show host Montel Williams has spent many years advocating for medical cannabis, and now he’s putting his practical knowledge as a patient into practice. Williams has traveled around the country in support of legalization efforts, and those travels served as the impetus for LenitivLabs, a medical cannabis company Williams launched earlier this month. Read

National fire safety group focuses on unique issues of marijuana businesses

screen-shot-2016-10-10-at-10-20-17-am9/26/16--The National Fire Protection Association, a member-based nonprofit that develops codes and standards for fire safety, is steps closer to adding a chapter on marijuana grows and processing facilities to its NFPA 1, Fire Code. Read

The man pushing for social pot use in Denver talks details

fb-square-english-spanish9/21/16--Kayvan Khalatbari is leading the charge for the Neighborhood-Supported Cannabis Consumption Pilot Program. According to Khalabari, in order to keep cannabis away from children, off the streets, and out of parks is to take it inside and into regulated spaces. Read

Colorado lawmakers call for adding PTSD to medical pot list

screen-shot-2016-10-05-at-11-11-08-pm9/21/16--Colorado is poised to add post-traumatic stress disorder to its medical marijuana program, joining 18 other states that consider PTSD a condition treatable by pot. A panel of state lawmakers voted 5-0to endorse the addition of PTSD to Colorado’s 2000 medical pot law. Read

Texas truck wreck leads to $2.2M of marijuana placed in the bed of the vehicle

screen-shot-2016-10-05-at-10-12-11-pm9/22/16--Investigators say a pickup truck accident in the Texas Panhandle has led to the seizure of $2.2 million in packaged marijuana found in the bed of the vehicle. The Texas Department of Public Safety announced the arrest of the driver on a felony charge of possession of marijuana. Read

Review: SneakGuard keeps cannabis away from kids

screen-shot-2016-10-02-at-9-55-47-pm9/20/16--SneakGuard is a new product designed for keeping cannabis products (or pharmaceuticals) locked away and secure from children. Cannabis reviewer Ry Prichard is satisfied that the SneakGuard is in fact childproof, but may be more useful for cannabis users than a safe can ever be. Read

Dr. Bronner’s pledges $660,000 to marijuana legalization efforts

fb-square-english-spanish9/19/16--Dr. Bronner’s, a Vista, Calif.-based natural and organic body care products company known for its hemp-based soaps, has pledged to contribute upward of $660,000 to marijuana legalization campaigns in five states. Read

Former NFL player Eben Britton says he played his best games while stoned

screen-shot-2016-10-02-at-7-13-47-pm9/19/16--Eben Britton, who spent six seasons in the NFL, claims that he often played his best games after smoking marijuana. Britton said he estimates “over 50 percent and it could be as high as 75 percent” of NFL players smoke weed.Read