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New weed laws won't change college sports

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07:46 PM ET 11.07 | The states of Washington and Colorado have adopted new legal stances toward marijuana, as of Election Day. What does this mean for college sports? Can players in those states now do whatever they want without fear of suspension? In a word, no, but there's more to it than that.

Team Speed Kills

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November 7, 2012  08:10 PM ET

No but the old weed laws are still in effect


Buckeyes # 1 Baby

November 7, 2012  09:04 PM ET

Les Miles is burning up the phone lines trying to line up games in Washington and Colorado.

November 7, 2012  09:25 PM ET

Federal Law still controls, no matter what the state law says.
Anyhow, why can't a coach make smoking MJ a breaking of team rules, with consequences?

November 7, 2012  10:04 PM ET

This is ridiculous. Who wrote this tripe and who is 'Team Speed Kills'? Does this mean Wazzoo and the Buffs are really just stoned? It might splain somethin at the end of this season.

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November 7, 2012  10:37 PM ET

LOL @ comment #2....good one

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November 8, 2012  01:39 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

It's not prescriptions...It's completely legal and will be taxed and sold by the state government. They are taping into a gold mine.

Harvesting my friend please!

November 8, 2012  06:44 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Does this mean Wazzoo and the Buffs are really just stoned?

New avi pic is stoned cold awesome, jada.

November 8, 2012  07:26 AM ET

And now the ol'song by John Denver has meaning......."Rocky Mountain High"..........and its know the tourist slogan for Colorado

November 8, 2012  07:50 AM ET

Honey Badger transferring to WSU.

November 8, 2012  07:59 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

It's not prescriptions...It's completely legal and will be taxed and sold by the state government. They are taping into a gold mine.

Well yer kinda right.....First the law has not went into effect and could take quite along time as there will be some hurdles the states still will have to clear, right know all the voting results mean is the people of them states approve of it. If it ever do's get to the point where it becomes legal that means that State licensened store's will be able to sell amounts up to an ounce to an adult(21yrs old) and to obtain one of these licenses will be $$$$ and its up to the county,city or town to allow the store.. It will be illegal to smoke,display the pot or joint in public,automobile,bar,etc. , the only place you can use it is in your home.
Until they can reach some kind of deal with the Feds it won't be the gold mine your saying ,the state will probably lose more money from the Feds. And the Feds could come in and shut the stores down since this is considered a Federal controled substance.
We went thru the samething here in Tenn. a few years ago with Moonshine and now its legal to porduce and sell Moonshine here IF you can fork over the pre-tax money to start making it then they tax what you sell also. Dang law about put me out of Buissness but I am now legal .
Its a step in the right direction tho and I think eventually will spread to other states.

November 8, 2012  09:45 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

I foresee a lot of prescriptions being filled for medical pot:"But, Coach, that stinger in my neck just won't go away. I had to do SOMETHING."

Colorado was already a medical marijuana state (Hey Doc i can't sleep - 'cause of all the crank I take - give me some of dat combustible sleeping medicine). All that will happen is that some doctors will lose some business and border cities will see increased tourism.

November 8, 2012  09:46 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

Well yer kinda right.....First the law has not went into effect and could take quite along time as there will be some hurdles the states still will have to clear, right know all the voting results mean is the people of them states approve of it. If it ever do's get to the point where it becomes legal that means that State licensened store's will be able to sell amounts up to an ounce to an adult(21yrs old) and to obtain one of these licenses will be $$$$ and its up to the county,city or town to allow the store.. It will be illegal to smoke,display the pot or joint in public,automobile,bar,etc. , the only place you can use it is in your home.Until they can reach some kind of deal with the Feds it won't be the gold mine your saying ,the state will probably lose more money from the Feds. And the Feds could come in and shut the stores down since this is considered a Federal controled substance.We went thru the samething here in Tenn. a few years ago with Moonshine and now its legal to porduce and sell Moonshine here IF you can fork over the pre-tax money to start making it then they tax what you sell also. Dang law about put me out of Buissness but I am now legal .Its a step in the right direction tho and I think eventually will spread to other states.

It is only a matter of time before all states adopt this strategy. The potential revenue stream is too large to ignore. In the end, the marketplace will force the politicians to legalize this and many other drugs currently prohibited.

November 8, 2012  09:47 AM ET

In a related story, Frito-Lay corporation has announced it will move it's headquarters to Colorado....

November 8, 2012  09:53 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

And now the ol'song by John Denver has meaning......."Rocky Mountain High"..........and its know the tourist slogan for Colorado

The number of skiing-into-trees accidents is about to increase dramatically.

November 8, 2012  11:23 AM ET

Am I high, or does the Colorado player in the photo appear to be actually tackling somebody? Is this an old file photo?...

November 8, 2012  11:31 AM ET
QUOTE(#17):

Am I high, or does the Colorado player in the photo appear to be actually tackling somebody? Is this an old file photo?...

That picture is a screen shot from NCAA '13.

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November 8, 2012  12:42 PM ET
QUOTE(#17):

Am I high, or does the Colorado player in the photo appear to be actually tackling somebody? Is this an old file photo?...

You can't actually see it, but the Wazzu player is trying to snitch that Buff's dime bag.

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