Billboard near Broncos’ Sports Authority Field: Don’t drink, smoke weed

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A group called the The Marijuana Policy Project purchased this billboard advertisement imploring the NFL to rethink its policy toward Marijuana.

The message: using Marijuana is way safer than drinking alcohol.

Per Yahoo! Sports: ‘The 48-foot wide billboard, which is in Broncos colors and has a football leaning against a mug of beer, says “Stop driving players to drink! A safer choice is now legal (here).” ‘

In addition to The Marijuana Policy Project, change.org is also flying the flag for change in the NFL:

“For years, the NFL has been punishing players for using marijuana despite the fact that it is far less harmful than alcohol, a substance widely embraced by the league,” said Mason Tvert, director of communications for the Marijuana Policy Project, said in a statement. “The league would never punish a player simply for having a couple beers, so why does it penalize them for using a substance that is less toxic, less addictive, and less likely to contribute to violence?

“The NFL’s harsh marijuana penalties do nothing to promote the health and safety of the players,” Tvert said. “If anything, they put players in danger by steering them toward using alcohol and away from making the safer choice to use marijuana instead. We hope Commissioner Goodell will explain why the NFL is willing to promote the use of alcohol among its players and fans, but unwilling to recognize that a safer alternative is now legal here.”

 

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