NFLPA reminds players that marijuana remains prohibited

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In the wake of ballot measures that allow a certain type of baking in Colorado and Washington, the NFLPA has moved quickly to let players know that marijuana remains prohibited in the NFL.

In a memo sent to all agents and player representatives, the NFLPA explains that marijuana remains a Schedule I controlled substance under federal law, despite the legalization of its use under state law in Colorado and Washington.

If a looming showdown between the federal government and officials in Colorado and/or Washington results in a finding that states may choose to legalize marijuana, the circumstances will change.  For now, though, players in Denver or Seattle shouldn’t celebrate election day by lighting a victory cigar stuffed with anything other than tobacco.