Various marijuana products sit on a table April 10, 2018. (Matt Tackett | Collegian)

Throughout the four major professional sports organizations, 101 out of 123 professional teams play in regions where marijuana is legal in some regard, whether that be for medicinal or recreational use. That makes up for about 82% of all professional sports teams across the MLB, NBA, NFL and NHL, which includes a few teams in the NHL and MLB from Canada, where marijuana has been legal since 2018.

The overall health of athletes is much more important than preserving draconic perceptions surrounding the use of a substance that could ultimately be used to better the recovery and well-being of those athletes.” 

Since Colorado became the first state to legalize recreational marijuana use in 2012, the positive shift in public opinion…

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