We all know how much clout the NFL, NBA, and sports figures have to influence public mores.
As medical marijuana becomes legal in more states, professional sports leagues will have to at least look into their drug policies banning its use. The NFL reportedly plans to study marijuana’s effectiveness as an option for pain management, and whether it is a safer alternative to prescription pain medicines for the future.
NBA commissioner Adam Silver, who has been against opening up the NBA’s drug policy with regards to marijuana in the past, sounded more open to looking into its effectiveness and potential usefulness for pain management, as the NFL is reportedly doing, and having discussions about that with the Players’ Association.
from article by Robby Kalland on Uproxx.com