Pro Athletes Might Be Wise to Take a Drug Class

by Mike Miller November 20, 2012

National Basketball Association (NBA) players better not toke it up when they visit the Mile High City this season because the league’s rules against marijuana are still in effect.

For some crazy reason Coloradans decided to legalize marijuana. Many NBA players are known for indulging in cannabis. As reported in

Recreational marijuana use was legalized by Colorado and Washington voters in constitutional amendments Tuesday. Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, had the line of the year when he said not to "break out the Cheetos or Goldfish too quickly.''

Marijuana is still prohibited in the NFL too.

Of course former six-time Pro Bowl lineman Nate Newton, had to give his two cents. Newton had two brushes with marijuana possession, has since turned his life and insists the league will be forced to change as more states adapt legalization.

In November, 2001, St. Martin Parish, La., police arrested Newton after he was found to have 213 pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop in his van. Five weeks later, he was stopped in Texas and arrested after a search of his vehicle found 175 pounds of marijuana. He was sentenced to 30 months in federal prison for drug trafficking.

It is nice to see a person like Newton turn his life around. He knows the benefit of drug classes and is dedicating his life to help others.

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