"It’s Time to Get Real about Marijuana and Professional Sports: Part 1," American Bar Association Judicial Intern Opportunity Program
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"It’s Time to Get Real about Marijuana and Professional Sports: Part 1," American Bar Association Judicial Intern Opportunity Program

February 25, 2019

Joseph M. Hanna, founder and chair of the firm’s Sports and Entertainment Practice Group, examines the state of marijuana in professional sports league policies in an article for the American Bar Association’s Judicial Intern Opportunity Program. In “It’s Time to Get Real about Marijuana and Professional Sports: Part 1,” Joe discusses recent developments in marijuana legislation and employer policies, the increasing calls to remove marijuana from the list of banned substances, and the arguments for and against current marijuana policies.

“The marijuana debate within professional sports, like the rest of the country, is stronger than ever,” Joe writes. “Calls to remove marijuana from the list of banned substances have become more frequent, in line with the increase in recent suspensions and fines, alleged rampant use among professional athletes, and players openly advocating for legalization.”

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