Weed is still banned in most of the sports world, no matter its legal status in Canada. But for how much longer? In contact sports like football and hockey, what’s the justification for prescribing opioids instead of pot as painkillers? In other sports, is there really a case for calling it a “performance enhancing substance”? And if so, then shouldn’t it only be prohibited during games?
There are a million questions facing professional athletes and the teams they play for as pot becomes legal in more and more places, but perhaps the most important one is this: Who will be the first league, or team, to do it right? When that happens, the floodgates could open. Or not, and one Canadian league could be the only one out on the front lines of high athletics.