Today is April 20, yes the much celebrated 4/20!! All across the nation people who don’t and have never smoked weed are telling their friends and co workers “Happy 4/20”. Cannabis, marijuana, weed, or whatever derivative name you call a particular version, has been normalized in our culture because of movies, entertainment and entertainers. No. After how you feel about weed, it’s here to stay. Colorado, Oregon and Washington have already made it legal to buy marijuana if you are 21 years old or older. Medical marijuana is already legal in 29 states. And according to the latest survey conducted by Gallop polling 60% of Americans support legalizing of all forms of marijuana use.
So why does the NFL still treat marijuana use almost as bad as they do steroids? Especially given how medical marijuana reportedly serves as a pain management tool. Many professional athletes will admit that privately they use marijuana instead of option or pain management. Recently, newly inducted Hall of Famer, Jerry Jones has asked his fellow owners to consider relaxing the testing for marijuana. I think he realizes that suspending some of their biggest stars for something that is rapidly being made legal all across the country is assanine. We will all be watching to see if the NFL will follow the trend that is going around America.