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Indica in the Infield Sativa on the Sidelines

Indica in the Infield Sativa on the Sidelines The Mired Message of Camnabis in Pro Sports Presented by: ELECTRUM PARTNERS Testing in Perspective THC (ng/ml) Levels Allowed 150 150 150 100 50 50 50 50 35 15 NFL MLB US Military Most Employment Screens Commercial Pilots Olympics Why Such Strict Drug Policies? Baseball Basketball Football Bad behavior & arrests, as well as a 1997, New York Times article claiming, "60-70% of players smoke marijuana.," led to a harsh policy Numerous arrests & other bad behavior in the '90s led Several high profile scandals involving cocaine led to a severe crackdown on all drugs by baseball's commissioner to one the toughest drug policies in all of Pro Sports The Next Sports Medicine? Not Just Yet... Survey of 644 former NFL players by ESPN and researchers from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis reveal widespread RX misuse However, polls continue to show Americans are not ready to mix sports & spliffs Should marijuana continue to be banned from pro sports? Percentage of Prescription Medication Use & Abuse Ban it (60%) Allow it (40%) HBO Real Sports Poll, six in ten Americans stated that marijuana should continue to be banned from professional sports, even in states where the drug has become legal. Used RX while playing Admit to past RX misuse Admit to current RX misuse What do the Players Think? Anonymous poll of MLB players asked whether they would use medical marijuana for pain if it were legal in all 50 states Yes, I would use MMJ (49%) No, I wouldn't use MMJ (51%) The Cost to the Players Missing Lost pay for marijuana related suspensions Loss endorsements & other games and unable to help their team opportunities The Cost to the Fans Teams unfairly & abruptly lose players for games at a time Diluted Punishments that do not fit the supposed crimes competition due to suspensions "In the end, we expect professional athletes to do thee things: deeply about win make physical sacrifice, care ing, and be role models for kids." MARIJUANA INFOGRAPHICS Sources: http://www.nydaĆ­

Indica in the Infield Sativa on the Sidelines

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