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Marijuana Legal Gray Area Clouds Policy Changes For Sports

Law360 (February 28, 2018, 7:25 PM EST) -- The major professional sports leagues continue to prohibit the use of marijuana, despite some state-level legalization and growing evidence of its potential uses to treat athletes' injuries, but even if they wanted to change their policies, the drug's continued prohibition under federal law makes things complicated.

This week, a New York federal judge tossed a lawsuit led by former National Football League player and Super Bowl winner Marvin Washington against U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and federal authorities. The suit had challenged the 1970 federal Controlled...
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