NFL Players, Obama Agree on Pot

NFL Players, Obama Agree on Pot

In this Aug. 18, 2014, file photo, Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon (12) warms up before an NFL preseason football game against the Washington Redskins in Landover, Md. Gordon has been suspended by the NFL one year for violating the league's substance abuse policy. Gordon's suspension is effective immediately and he will miss the entire 2014 season. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
In this Aug. 18, 2014, file photo, Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon (12) warms up before an NFL preseason football game against the Washington Redskins in Landover, Md. Gordon has been suspended by the NFL one year for violating the league’s substance abuse policy. Gordon’s suspension is effective immediately and he will miss the entire 2014 season. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

 

(Politico) – Three in four players in the National Football League agree with President Barack Obama’s remarks earlier this year that marijuana is less dangerous than alcohol, according to a new poll.

A survey conducted by ESPN.com’s NFL Nation and reported by the network on Wednesday shows 75 percent of players agree with the president’s take on the substances.

“I don’t think it is more dangerous than alcohol,” Obama said in a profile published in January by The New Yorker.

Obama, acknowledging he smoked pot growing up, added that the drug is less dangerous “in terms of its impact on the individual consumer.”

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