NFL — 07 November 2012
NFL Not Changing Stance on Marijuana Use Despite Legalization in Certain States

As of last night, the use of marijuana became legal in the sates of Colorado and Washington. But, don’t think that means it’s ok for members of the Denver Broncos or Seattle Seahawks to blaze.

The NFL and Roger Goodell don’t care what the law says and they are not altering their stance on said substance.

The drug remains illegal under the league’s substance abuse policy whether a player is on the Broncos, Seahawks or any of the other 30 NFL teams. That means players would still be subject to fines or suspensions for failing drug tests because they have marijuana in their system.

The NFL’s policy is collectively bargained and will continue to apply in the same manner it has for decades,” NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said, via USA Today. “Marijuana remains prohibited under the NFL substance abuse program. The Colorado and Washington laws will have no impact on the operation of the policy.”

[H/T profootballtalk]

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