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Pierce Simpson on What Ending the Marijuana Stigma in Sports Really Means | More Explanation Needed

Last Updated: April 26, 2023

The conversation around marijuana use has gone from cultural stigma to cultural currency as legalization has moved weed into the wellness space and a business opportunity for many. In sports, however, there remain many players whose careers were marked by that stigma, with penalties imposed on athletes like Ricky Williams, Josh Gordon, Larry Sanders, Maurice Taylor, and Mitch McGary.

With former pros like Calvin Johnson, Gary Payton, and Al Harrington investing in the cannabis space, will we ever do right by the athletes who’ve been harmed by stringent league policies in the NFL and NBA? Pierce Simpson explains in the latest episode of “More Explanation Needed.”