For the second year in a row in the National Football League (NFL), the winning Super Bowl team hails from a state that has legalized cannabis for all uses.
The New England Patriots have just won Super Bowl LI, their fifth Super Bowl victory in the past 16 years. The Patriots are from Massachusetts, which recently legalized the possession, use and personal cultivation of cannabis for everyone 21 and older.
The victors of last year’s Super Bowl, the Denver Broncos, are also from a state where cannabis is legal.
The Patriots victory not only marks the second year in a row that a team from a legal cannabis states has won the Super Bowl, it marks the third time in just four years, with the Seattle Seahawks having won in 2014.
With this being case, isn’t it well past time for the NFL to stop punishing players who use cannabis according to their state’s marijuana laws?