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Clippers’ Blake Griffin Advocates Medical Marijuana in the NBA

NBA via Los Angeles Clippers(NEW YORK) -- He may not be the first one to do it, but Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin may be the biggest NBA star to endorse the use of medical marijuana in the NBA.

Griffen feels marijuana should be legalized not only in the NBA, but in all professional sports.

"It doesn't really affect me, but so many guys would probably benefit from it and not take as many painkillers, which have worse long-term effects," Griffen told Rolling Stone Magazine. "So I would vote yes. I just think it makes sense."

The advocacy for the legalization of marijuana for professional athletes has grown louder in recent months. Milwaukee Bucks center Larry Sanders recently came out and supported the use of marijuana for athletes just after it was announced that he would be suspended five games by the NBA for using the drug.

Going further, Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll has also came out and said that the NFL should look into medicinal marijuana.

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