The sports cannabis movement is growing every day. More and more athletes and other members of the professional sports community are coming out publicly in support of cannabis reform, which is a great thing. As the momentum builds so does the pressure on professional sports leagues to get on the right side of history. Hopefully these leagues free the plant sooner rather than later.
Tomorrow will likely be a big day for the sports cannabis movement. It appears that Tennessee Titans linebacker Derrick Morgan is going to be doing something this Sunday that is particularly inspirational. Morgan is reportedly going to be wearing custom cleats tomorrow that promote cannabis, according to a tweet by the pro-cannabis non-profit Realm of Caring. Tennessee reporter Jason Wolf also tweeted that the cleats would be worn this Sunday by Derrick Morgan. Below is a picture of them, along with the Realm of Caring tweet:
The @NFL is raising awareness for charities through the #MyCauseMyCleats drive. Derrick Morgan of the @Titans is RoC-ing a pair of cleats with our logo! Tune in this Sunday at 11:00 MST to the Titan’s game to see them in action! pic.twitter.com/xSnASm4zB6
— Realm of Caring (@realmofcaring) November 29, 2017
The cleats are being worn as part of the NFL’s ‘My Cause, My Cleats’ campaign, a description of is below via NFL.com:
NFL players will have the chance to share the causes that are important to them during all Week 13 games, as part of the NFL’s My Cause, My Cleats campaign. The initiative is a culmination of 18 months of collaborative work between the NFL and players across the league, and it includes an online storytelling platform, in partnership with The Players’ Tribune.
The Uncle Cliffy team sincerely hopes that Morgan is allowed to wear the cleats, that the NFL will not stand in his way, and that the message of cannabis’ healing properties reaches as many people as possible. Below is more information about the cause that Derrick Morgan is supporting, Realm of Caring, via their website:
The Realm of Caring Foundation is a nonprofit organization based in Colorado Springs, Colorado. We have 16 full and part time staff members supporting over 30,000 clients throughout the U.S. and the world.
The Realm of Caring Foundation was informally established by the Stanley Brothers, Paige Figi, and Heather Jackson. Paige’s daughter, Charlotte, and Heather’s son, Zaki, were the first two success stories using Charlotte’s Web™ in early 2012. After receiving several inquiries from families seeking help around the world, the group recognized the need to create a formal organization to not only collect research and data on individuals using cannabis products, but to also educate and advocate about this often misunderstood form of therapy.
The Stanleys have since transitioned away from the Realm of Caring to focus their efforts on production and new product development. Paige has fulfilled a needed legislative role serving as Executive Director of Coalition for Access Now, a 501c4 organization committed to educating the public and lawmakers on the health benefits associated with natural therapies derived from cannabis for chronic health conditions. Heather is serving as the Chief Executive Officer of the Realm of Caring, a 501c3 entity.
The Realm of Caring Foundation was formally established on 8/13/13, and has received its 501c3 designation as a recognized non-profit entity. We continue with the same mission and vision that we always have. Our advocacy work has been featured in media outlets across the country including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Time, NBC, and two CNN specials hosted by Dr. Sanjay Gupta.