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|If you support the Arizona Cardinals, you are supporting marijuana prohibition and opposing safe access for medical cannabis patients.|
The National Football League’s Arizona Cardinals have joined the fight against legalizing medical marijuana in their state, donating $10,000 to “Keep AZ Drug Free” on Thursday.
No self-respecting marijuana advocate — or anyone who cares about safe access for patients, to the medicine that works best for them — will attend a Cardinals game from this point forward.
The Cardinals’ donation to the war chest against Proposition 203, which would make medical marijuana legal in the state and let chronically ill or severe pain patients buy small amounts of pot from state licensed dispensaries with a doctor’s approval, makes absolutely no sense, especially given the fact that many NFL players could benefit from the herb’s palliative and pain-relieving properties.
“Keep AZ Drug Free” nonsensically claims that Prop 203 “could lead to more illegal drug use.”
Cardinals team President Michael Bidwill is listed by the anti-203 group as one of the main leaders opposed to medical marijuana legalization, reports the Phoenix Business Journal.
In another local example of sports businessmen with their heads up their arses, USA Basketball Chairman Jerery Colangelo is also part of the Keep AZ Drug Free group.
Arizona voters will decide on Prop 203 in November. If it passes, Arizona will become the 15th state to allow medical marijuana.
The Cardinals did not have a comment Wednesday evening on their $10,000 contribution against medical marijuana.