https://sports.yahoo.com/m/84703649-f133-3873-b0d4-852ae9368070/ryne-sandberg-is-now-a.html Ryne Sandberg is now a spokesman for a weed company, just started using regularly 'to take the edge off' Baseball Hall of Famer Ryne Sandberg says he “didn’t really know anything” about marijuana until this year. And now the Chicago Cubs legend uses almost daily because he’s “looking for something to take the edge off. In what’s a rather out-of-nowhere celebrity weed endorsement, Sandberg has become a spokesman for the Chicago-based Verilife, which has dispensaries in several states. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - "Take the edge off" whatever that means? I guess it means to take away the sharp edges of life and smooth things out? I believe it's the highs and lows of life, perhaps call that the "edge", is what makes life interesting. If I'm at a low, the last thing I want to do is use a mind altering drug to mask the problem. I'd rather confront the problem and overcome it. To me that's the human spirit. If I'm on a high in life, the last thing I want to do is use a mind altering drug to change the enjoyment. I want to be as clear headed as possible and take in all the fun. Today's marijuana hustlers remind me of the tobacco industry of the 1950's and 1960's, touting cigarettes in various marketing ways and basically stating it's safe. As everyone knows, tobacco use was proven not to be safe. Marijuana is also not safe and there are many articles out there proving that. Some of the articles are posted here in this forum. Of course none of these articles will be noted by the cannabis industry. Perhaps Ryne Sandberg wishes to be the modern day Marlboro Man, who was the handsome guy in the old cigarette ads, riding a horse while smoking a cigarette. He probably made a truckload of money over the years playing that part. Well the fact is the actor who played that part, died of lung cancer.