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NFL Players: Marijuana Is Not More Dangerous Than Alcohol


marijuana alcohol accidents drivingAs long as NFL players are not driving, and are not in public, they can consume as much alcohol as they want. Marijuana consumption on the other hand, is strictly prohibited, no matter what. The sad irony of course being that alcohol is very harmful for your body, rotting your organs and causing other health issues. The same cannot be said about marijuana consumption, especially if it’s vaporized or consumed in edible form.

Earlier this year President Barack Obama told the New Yorker that he didn’t think that marijuana is more dangerous than alcohol. A poll by ESPN asked 82 NFL players if they agreed or disagreed with the President’s statements. Per ESPN:

As part of a survey of 100-plus players conducted by ESPN.com’s NFL Nation, 75 percent of the 82 players who answered said they agree with Obama’s statement, which he made during an interview in January with The New Yorker.

I’m actually surprised that the number for ‘agreed’ was only 75%. I’d love to hear why the other 25% of poll participants feel that marijuana is more dangerous than alcohol. The poll was released on the same day that the NFL upheld the suspension of Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon. Josh Gordon is being suspended for an entire season because he tested 1 ng/ml higher than the NFL threshold for marijuana. The NFL’s marijuana threshold is ten times more strict than the threshold for the Olympics.


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  1. Caffeine kills stupid discussion panel. But less, as it causes chemical addiction, as do the others, which is known as being a Junkie. And the you die or get real sick.

  2. Captain Obvious on

    If anything the cannabis could be protecting them from the head trauma, toxic prescriptions, and alcohol. If the NFL continues their fascist racket policy, the players may just have to start their own league. Of course booze, tobacco, and prescription drugs are great for violence which = ratings = more booze.

    “War is a racket. It always has been. It is possibly the oldest, easily the most profitable, surely the most vicious. It is the only one international in scope. It is the only one in which the profits are reckoned in dollars and the losses in lives. A racket is best described, I believe, as something that is not what it seems to the majority of the people. Only a small ‘inside’ group knows what it is about. It is conducted for the benefit of the very few, at the expense of the very many. Out of war a few people make huge fortunes.” Major General Smedley Butler USMC

  3. BoycottTheNFL on

    All cannabis&hemp users and advocates and domestic violence victims who follow the NFL should boycott the NFL this season.
    The NFL evidently thinks pot smoking is worse than one of its players knocking out his fiancée in an elevator.
    Get a clue,Goodell cuz in this case,you’re just as ignorant as you were before.

  4. Brainwashed 25%’ers need to do their research. If anything, make alcohol illegal again. Let’s see how they would work.. OR raise the bar higher to an age of 25.

  5. Roger Badall should be suspended permanently. Not only did he get it wrong with Josh Gordon and Ray Rice, but he tried to finish what Hurricane Katrina started for New Orleans. BTW, I read elsewhere today that he admitted getting it wrong with Rice.

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