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“It’s Time to Get Real About Marijuana and Professional Sports: Part 2,” American Bar Association Judicial Intern Opportunity Program

June 17, 2019
Joseph M. Hanna

Partner Joseph M. Hanna, chair of the Sports and Entertainment practice group, discusses the effect of marijuana in professional sports in Part 2 of his “It’s Time to Get Real About Marijuana and Professional Sports” series.

In Part 1, Joe discusses the 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.

Read Part 1 here:

In Part 2, Joe discusses the opioid epidemic in professional sports, marijuana and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), the future of marijuana as it pertains to legalization of the drug, and the ongoing marijuana debate in sports law.

“Both the NBA and the National Football League (NFL) are optimistic about the potential medical benefits of marijuana, and each have made statements about their willingness to study its potential uses,” Joe writes.

In his practice, Joe represents major-league sports franchises, professional athletes, movie studios, and others in the sports and entertainment world on a wide range of high-value matters involving licensing, contracts, and day-to-day business management. Joe is also the editor of the Sports and Entertainment Law Insider blog.

Read Part 2 here: