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Sorry, Broncos and Seahawks players — despite election results, NFL still won’t let you smoke pot

Nov 7, 2012, 2:14 PM EDT

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As you certainly know by now, both Washington state and Colorado passed measures on Tuesday to allow the regulation of marijuana use — in effect making pot legal in those states (although the federal government is still insisting it isn’t). Former Broncos running back LenDale White is certainly aware of this.

So a player for the Broncos or Seahawks could legally possess up to one ounce of marijuana and grow up to six plants in their homes, according to the law. But smoke that wacky weed? Better not do that, says the NFL. Marijuana, says Greg Aiello, is still prohibited under the NFL’s substance abuse policy.

“The NFL’s policy is collectively bargained and will continue to apply in the same manner it has for decades,” NFL spokesman Greg Aiello told USA TODAY Sports Wednesday morning. “Marijuana remains prohibited under the NFL substance abuse program.”

Sorry fellas.

“The Colorado and Washington laws will have no impact on the operation of the policy,” Aiello said.

But what about all that second-hand smoke? Better stay home, Peyton Manning.

And by the way, this goes for the NBA as well, according to the report.

  1. eugenesaxe - Nov 7, 2012 at 6:10 PM

    That’s pretty stupid. Pot isn’t a PED, and if a guy has a legitimate license to use, it’s a Hell of a lot better than pouring pain pills down their throat.