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Blake Griffin advocates for legalization of marijuana in NBA
- Updated: April 18, 2014
“It doesn’t really affect me, but so many guys would probably benefit from it and not take as many painkillers, which have worse long-term effects. So I would vote yes. I just think it makes sense.”
Griffin hasn’t been the only one to make the push, as Milwaukee Bucks center Larry Sanders was suspended for five games this season from testing positive for marijuana.
While Sanders took the punishment, he stated that he believes in the benefits of the drug through the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:
“It’s a banned substance in my league. But I believe in marijuana and the medical side of it. I know what it is if I’m going to use it. In a lot of ways we’ve been deprived, you can’t really label it with so many other drugs that people can be addicted to and have so many negative effects on your body and your family and your relationships and impairment. This is not the same thing.”
Marijuana is legal for use in Colorado and Washington, but is still an illegal substance in all other states.
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