Even if hard drugs carry greater health risks than marijuana, rationally, we can’t ban them without comparing the harm from prohibition against the harms from drugs themselves. In a society that legalizes drugs, users face only the negatives of use. Under prohibition, they also risk arrest, fines, loss of professional licenses, and more.
Yes, even heroin
Yes, there is a distinction between criminal acts and violations of the league’s proscribed rules, rules that carry specific — if arbitrary — punishments. But if the justification for punishing each kind of off-field crime is that it’s necessary to defend the game’s “integrity” and ensure players act as role models, then the league is putting these disparate crimes under the same moral rubric.
Rice’s laughable two-game suspension underscores the league’s capricious handling of its players’ crimes
There’s a lot of evidence to argue for the medical marijuana thing
Former President Bill Clinton still won’t inhale — but he’s not entirely opposed to the idea of medical marijuana, either.