The Marijuana Policy Project launched a billboard and a Change.org petition – http://www.MarijuanaPolicy.org/Football – calling on the NFL to stop punishing players for using marijuana. The billboard was posted in front of the Denver Broncos’ stadium the day before the first NFL regular season game, and it highlights the relative safety of marijuana compared to alcohol, as well as the marijuana legalization initiative MPP helped pass in Colorado in 2012.
The NFL would never punish a player simply for having a beer or cocktail, so why does it levy severe penalties against them for using a substance that is less toxic, less addictive, and less likely to contribute to violence? Help us change the way our society views and treats marijuana by signing our petition to the NFL. Tell the league to stop driving players to drink with severe penalties for using marijuana, especially in states where marijuana has been made legal for adult or medical use.