Pro Sports and Cannabis, Part 2

Recently, I wrote about the potential for the usage of cannabidiol (CBD) in professional sports. While I'm trying to keep the jargon to a minimum, there’s a lot more information on CBD that can go a long way to helping understand it.

I’ll also cover some relevant pending legislation and add some fuel to the fire by talking about medical cannabis.

To recap, hemp, from which CBD is extracted, comes from fertilized hemp/cannabis plants. Cannabis, in turn, is created by eliminating all the male plants so that the females produce a sticky resin to attract pollination. That resin contains more of the THC that cannabis users are looking for.

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Big city dwellers can finally get Sunday NFL Ticket

Good Afternoon, Broncos fans! There's some great news for those of you who live in NYC, Chicago, or San Francisco.

Sunday NFL Ticket will finally be available online to residents of those cities, to others who live in apartment buildings with no DirecTV, and to students at a few big universities.

It's beyond me why this didn't happen years ago, back when I considered putting a dish inside my NYC apartment and pointing it out the window.

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Elway: Broncos willing to negotiate with Thomases into preseason

With training camp a week away, John Elway has already backed off his self-imposed deadline for extending the contracts of Demaryius and Julius Thomas.

Following a Tahoe practice round with John Fox and Joe Sakic, Elway told Lindsay Jones that he's willing to negotiate with the pending 2015 free agents through the first couple weeks of the preseason, suggesting a new deadline of mid-August.

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They looked scared, and it was embarrassing

Good Morning, Broncos fans! 2014 training camp may be just a week away, but until then, 2013 is still fair game.

On Tuesday, ESPN loudmouth Stephen A. Smith asked Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner if the Broncos appeared intimidated during SB 48.

Predictably, Wagner responded in the affirmative:

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Orton beats Cowboys in game of chicken

The Cowboys have surprisingly relented their game of chicken with Kyle Orton, opting to release the backup quarterback.

Throughout the offseason, Orton made clear that he had no intention of reporting to the team, skipping OTAs and offseason workouts.

He reportedly prefers to retire.

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Graham sets bar for Julius

Good Afternoon, Broncos fans! As tends to happen with wealthy people, Browns owner Jimmy Haslam will be spared prison time for the massive fraud perpetrated by his truck stop company.

To avoid federal prosecution, Pilot Flying J will pay a $92M penalty, on top of the reported $85M it's dishing out to settle a class-action suit.

The company, owned by Haslam and his brother, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, had cheated its customers out of rebates.

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Vikings will keep trying to hide homophobia; Kluwe to sue team

Now that the Vikings have completed their investigation into the homophobia alleged to have been rampant in their organization, they are refusing to release the findings.

Obviously, the independent probe must have confirmed Chris Kluwe's accusations, the ones that hacks like Kevin Seifert suggested were ill-founded.

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Perhaps London won’t be calling for an NFL team

Good Morning, Broncos fans! There's been frequent talk over the years about an NFL team calling London home.

But according to Mike Florio, that's never going to happen.

As Florio explains, the league would be better off hosting more games in London, with different teams.

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Funny you mention it, Joel

Good Afternoon, Broncos fans! Are tight ends underpaid?

It's a valid question, put in the spotlight by Jimmy Graham's recent franchise tag dispute with the Saints.

Graham led the league in receiving touchdowns, trailed only Jamaal Charles in total scores, and ranked 13th and 15th in receptions and yards, respectively.

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Good on you, Brandon Marshall

Good Morning, Broncos fans! With a dozen days until training camp begins, we're in the ultimate football news dead zone.

However, I did come across a terrific article about an old friend, in the current ESPN magazine.

The subject? Brandon Marshall, his maturation, and his role in spreading mental health awareness.

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