(FOX) Sam Hurd will be sentenced Wednesday for his role in a 2011 drug trafficking operation, and now that he’s meeting the prospect of a life in prison head on, the formerCowboys and Bears receiver is opening up about everything from his role in the process to drug culture in the NFL.
Speaking with The MMQB, Hurd said he spent the last few years of his career — which began in 2006 as an undrafted free agent out of Northern Illinois — smoking high-grade marijuana “all day, every day.”
“Whatever was considered the loudest weed in California — I wanted a notch above that,” Hurd told the site, saying he would import two to 10 pounds at a time from the West Coast. “I had educated myself on different strains and potencies and growing techniques. I was very selective. It was like wine.”
Michigan’s Republican-led Senate on Wednesday approved a measure seeking to create a “pharmaceutical-grade cannabis” registry that would run alongside — but not replace — the patient-caregiver medical marijuana model approved by voters in 2008.
Senate Bill 660, introduced by state Sen. Roger Kahn, R-Saginaw Township, is entirely dependent upon the federal government reclassifying marijuana as a Schedule II drug, similar to OxyContin or Percocet. Without federal approval, the new system would exist only on paper.