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    Marijuana in Professional Sports

    Marijuana for a long time has been the best friend of professional athletes. Endless amounts come out after their career and admit to smoking after a game to relieve pain and stress, or even being high during games. Even...

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    • Nice work Nate! You really brought up some strong points coming first hand from the mouths of these athletes. The rules of the usage of marijuana are changing everyday and becoming more progressive. I’m excited to see how this effects it’s readers and what the future of our nation and major league sports looks like, with the progressive movement behind marijuana.

    • This post was very well laid out and got the point across efficiently. Good job using applicable examples and describing how different things impact them. It will be interesting to see the future of drug rules and usage in sports.

    • Very nice job on this one. This was very well written any honestly feels like it’s coming from the perspective of these professional athletes who went through the struggles of having to deal with it. Marijuana does not enhance sports performance, and is mainly used to combat pain. I think allowing players to use it is more than acceptable, and should even be pushed. Prime Athletes, such as Calvin Johnson used marijuana before every game to help with pain. If superstars are able to battle through more pain and play for a longer amount of time, this could ultimately bring in more revenue to the leagues they play in. It’s a win-win situation.

    • Love your work Nate, your points and reasoning about the athletes and how it has or hasn’t affected the player. “You are going to need some type of medicine to help yourself, so why not a universal, safe, naturally occurring drug instead of opioids?”, it was a good point on how it benefits them. I believe other people need to understand how marijuana could help others so here’s another link, https://collegian.com/2021/04/category-sports-professional-sports-continues-to-play-catch-up-with-weed-laws/

    • Dear Nate,

      I agree with that drugs in the NBA should be used by players because it’s to much stress for those who go through a lot in the NBA.
      One sentence that stand out to me is ¨There are countless examples of athletes like Harrison Barnes, Kevin Durant, Donovan Mitchell, etc, etc most of your favorite athletes smoke weed to relax.¨ The reason why it stand out to me because how bout if those players are big in the NBA and that’s the reason why they didn’t get caught. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next.

      Alfredo

    • Dear Nate,
      I am impressed by your post, “ Marijuana in Professional Sports” because you mention how athletes use and should use marijuana as a stress reliever because of the physical trauma.  Those who play Football get hit everyday and there is a high chance that many have received concussions but have not come forward. Some smoke weed to help injuries such as these instead of opioids. 
      One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: The physical trauma these athletes endure, day-in, day out is inhuman, especially football. In a sport where your main goal is to take someone out every play, many times with your head, you are going to need some type of medicine to help yourself, so why not a universal, safe, naturally occurring drug instead of opiods?” I think this is a big factor because the NFL and NBA and MLB have stopped testing for marijuana so this would help athletes with suspensions as well as random drug tests.
      Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because your topic was interesting as well as your choice of words
      Jose

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  • I believe you make some solid points about how marijuana should be used medicinally, but I feel like you have either misinterpreted the data or do not have a full understanding of THC, while minorly possibly addictive (still sitting around 10%) marijuana is much more dangerous as a gateway drug than anything else, but legalization is at the age of…Read More

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