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  • NFL to review, revise Marijuana policy

    http://weedmaps.kinja.com/report-nfl...947/+tcraggs22

    Long time coming.

  • #2
    Don't get too excited. They're basically pushing to have the tests and discipline for using pot more in line with international standards. Right now testing positive for Marijuana in the NFL incurs the most severe punishment of any major sports organization anywhere in the world. I believe they're trying to bring this more in line with USADA standards. So basically people would still be punished, but the fines and escalators would be severely reduced.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Kaylore View Post
      Don't get too excited. They're basically pushing to have the tests and discipline for using pot more in line with international standards. Right now testing positive for Marijuana in the NFL incurs the most severe punishment of any major sports organization anywhere in the world. I believe they're trying to bring this more in line with USADA standards. So basically people would still be punished, but the fines and escalators would be severely reduced.
      Correct. But if they change the absurdity of booting a guy for 16 games for a hot UA, it's a massive improvement.

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      • #4
        if it helps Von, I'm all for it!

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        • #5
          What if a guy in California, Colorado, Washington, etc. has a legitimate physical condition for which marijuana is medically prescribed?

          NFL Players' union sucks so bad ... give me just one player with a qualified diagnosed condition and some guts, and I'll sue the frick-freak out of the league if they deny medical usage, or punish for a positive. And guess what? We'd WIN.

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          • #6
            It's a private business. They can put in the rules they see fit. Doesn't matter if they're somewhere it's legal or medically prescribed. If the NFL says no, then it's a no.

            And it's still illegal under the Feds, so no, you wouldn't win if you sued them.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Hercules Rockefeller View Post
              It's a private business. They can put in the rules they see fit. Doesn't matter if they're somewhere it's legal or medically prescribed. If the NFL says no, then it's a no.

              And it's still illegal under the Feds, so no, you wouldn't win if you sued them.
              Even medical prescription? That seems out-of-whack

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Garcia Bronco View Post
                Even medical prescription? That seems out-of-whack
                Herc is right, the League and any private employer can make rules as they see fit. But the Supreme Court ruled on a similar issue with the golfer Casey Martin, that the ADA (Americans w Disabilities Act), coupled with the right to earn a living in an extremely narrow area of employment, can trump private rules that only minimally interfere with others' rights.

                Of course we'd be hard-pressed to find the right guy to fit that description, but the climate is right for such a case. Maybe a guy on the downside of his career ... B-b-b-randon B-b-rowner? COME ON DOWN!

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by BroncoBuff View Post
                  Herc is right, the eague and any private employer can make rules as they see fit. But the Supreme Court ruled on a similar issue with the golfer Casey Martin, that the ADA (Americans w Disabilities Act), coupled with the right to earn a living in an extremely narrow area of employment, can trump private rules that only minimally interfere with others' rights.

                  Of course we'd be hard-pressed to find the right guy to fit that description, but the climate is right for such a case. Maybe a guy on the downside of his career ... B-b-b-randon B-b-rowner? COME ON DOWN!
                  Right...and all martin wanted to do was use a golf cart in PGA events and he had knee problems(or something like that).

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Hercules Rockefeller View Post
                    It's a private business. They can put in the rules they see fit. Doesn't matter if they're somewhere it's legal or medically prescribed. If the NFL says no, then it's a no.

                    And it's still illegal under the Feds, so no, you wouldn't win if you sued them.
                    I agree with Buff. NFL would lose a case involving medical usage of marijuana.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Garcia Bronco View Post
                      Right...and all martin wanted to do was use a golf cart in PGA events and he had knee problems(or something like that).
                      Exactly, though the medical condition was pretty serious, he nearly lost the leg a couple times.

                      Saddest part of that whole case was Tiger Woods - Martin and Tiger were roommates and teammates at Stanford - but Tiger barely said a word the whole time. What a sad display of disloyalty.



                      Googled, and Martin is now head golf coach of the Oregon Ducks.

                      Last edited by BroncoBuff; 05-14-2014, 10:34 AM.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by BroncoBuff View Post
                        Exactly, though the medical condition was pretty serious, he nearly lost the leg a couple times.

                        Saddest part of that whole case was Tiger Woods - Martin and Tiger were roommates and teammates at Stanford - but Tiger barely said a word the whole time. What a sad display of disloyalty.



                        Googled, and Martin is now head golf coach of the Oregon Ducks.
                        Lol @ guy touching himself

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Flacko View Post
                          Lol @ guy touching himself
                          omg...horrible

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by BroncoBuff View Post
                            Herc is right, the League and any private employer can make rules as they see fit. But the Supreme Court ruled on a similar issue with the golfer Casey Martin, that the ADA (Americans w Disabilities Act), coupled with the right to earn a living in an extremely narrow area of employment, can trump private rules that only minimally interfere with others' rights.

                            Of course we'd be hard-pressed to find the right guy to fit that description, but the climate is right for such a case. Maybe a guy on the downside of his career ... B-b-b-randon B-b-rowner? COME ON DOWN!
                            Are they considered a private employer, if they are nonprofit?

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by baja View Post
                              I agree with Buff. NFL would lose a case involving medical usage of marijuana.
                              No, they wouldn't. Marijuana is still illegal under Federal Law. It's that simple.

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