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Canadian Football League (CFL)  commissioner Randy Ambrosie spoke to Sportsnet’s Donnovan Bennett about how the CFL is handling marijuana legalization differently than most leagues. 

According to Ambrosie, “We want to make sure we’re really watching for an opportunity, talking with our medical community about an opportunity to support potentially a solution to the opioid crisis. (We want to) play a role in helping society as part of our ongoing contribution to Canada.” 

The CFL doesn’t test for marijuana and all players in the league are over 19, which is the minimum age required to legally use cannabis in Canada come legalization. 

The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sports (CCES) does test for marijuana, and under their guidelines cannabis will continue to be banned after legalization. That means that any university football player who tests positive for marijuana will be suspended for use at school. 

Marijuana and football have been a hot-topic issue for many years now. NFL players like Ricky Williams, Nate Jones, and Derrick Morgan have been outspoken about the health benefits of CBD for players recovering from the impact of the games.  

Source: https://www.sportsnet.ca/football/cfl/cannabis-cfl-randy-ambrosie-legalization-means-cfl/

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