William Thien

Why I don’t watch professional sports

Posted on: August 28, 2019

I will not watch professional sports because marijuana is a banned substance and I don’t believe marijuana should be a banned substance.

Eleven states now allow adult recreational marijuana usage and 33 have legalized medical marijuana usage and those numbers are growing rapidly.

When 90 percent of the country’s population now has access to some form of legalized marijuana usage, I think it is unconscionable that professional sports still bans marijuana usage and attempts to act as an example for the public on the matter, the result of which is large numbers of citizens being locked up for non-violent drug offenses at a huge cost to the tax payer, not to mention the related fines (taxes) and other completely ridiculous regulations over marijuana. Professional sports is THE Judas goat on the matter, if you ask me, misleading the public.

It has nothing to do with the players or coaches, it is a league thing.

College sports and other intramural sports are another matter that involves adolescents and the situation should be up to the parents and related organizations. As much as it pains me to forego watching the Milwaukee Brewers or The Arizona Diamondbacks swing the bat, the over regulation of adult consensual behavior by professional sports regarding marijuana disqualifies them as a form of entertainment for me.

So, I do not watch professional sports because marijuana is a banned substance and I don’t believe marijuana should be a banned substance.

Copyright © William Thien 2019

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