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Legal marijuana use begins in Colorado, but NFL policy still bans it


Yes, there’s an echo in here.

Last week, we pointed out that marijuana use is now legal in Washington. Unless you work for the NFL.

This week, marijuana use is now legal in Colorado. Unless you work for the NFL.

So while Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning will get extra business at his 21 Papa John’s franchises, neither Peyton nor any of his teammates should be blazing as the prelude to a pizza.

Yes, remains against NFL policy to smoke marijuana, even though the policy arguably can be interpreted to allow smoking marijuana where doing so is legal. The fact that marijuana remains illegal under federal law gives the NFL to cover to continue to discipline players who smoke it.