Working professionals in all sorts of fields can and do smoke weed socially with no problems. Or at least no more problems than those who drink socially.
Now even when those people are doctors or police officers, that is, people with serious jobs that require clear heads, many find anti-marijuana policies are still ineffective.
If those people can handle drinking off hours, they can handle a joint.
But the craziest of all the careers where strict anti-marijuana policies are still the norm, is professional sports.
Major sports leagues still treat marijuana as a serious and suspendible offense. The Cleveland Brown’s Josh Gordon was suspended for an entire season after a few marijuana violations.
Former NBA player Jay Williams, though, is shedding some new light on the issue.
Yesterday, the point guard turned TV analyst told FoxBusiness that 75 to 80% of all NBA players smoke weed.
He also stressed that those high numbers shouldn’t be that big of deal, especially considering the far more dangerous and addictive prescription painkillers that are regularly used.
The idea that medical cannabis could be a safer alternative to prescription painkillers is also gaining popularity in the NFL. Players suffering brain injuries from years on the gridiron are also finding effective treatments with cannabis extracts.
Here’s what Williams had to say:
“It’s easy for doctors to prescribe you Oxycontin and look I was addicted to it for five plus years so I know,” Williams tells FOX Business. “But when you say marijuana you get a reaction, ahhh, it’s a gateway drug.”
“You see pictures of guys in California going in and getting their medical marijuana cards. And I’m not just saying athletes, let’s talk about society. I know a lot of people that use it. It’s something that the whole world is becoming more progressive with. So it’s about time some of these entities do as well,” he adds.
And many are agreeing 100% with Williams. Right now the NBA is as good as it’s been in the past 20 years, and if Williams is right and that’s happened while 80% of the league occasionally gets high, then who cares?
Clearly marijuana is in use at this very minute and yet the league’s product is in amazing shape.