Chris Canty: Medical marijuana in the NFL wouldn't affect performances

Chris Canty believes the NFL will look into the use of medical marijuana in states that allow it. - Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Without giving an endorsement for medical marijuana, Chris Canty said what the players do in their down time should be their business alone.

Medical marijuana in the NFL has been a hot topic the past week with the Super Bowl featuring teams from the two states that legalized the drug for recreational use this past election season.

And of course, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell made news when he said the league would look into the use of medical marijuana, especially if it can be proven to help with concussions.

Ravens defensive end Chris Canty appeared on the Yahoo! program SportsDash and was asked for his thoughts on the topic. He didn't give an endorsement for it but seemed to think the NFL will in fact move forward this.

"Well I think it's going to be something the league looks into but ultimately I don't think it's something that's going to matter that much as far as the game is concerned," Canty said. "What players do in their down time is the players' business. I don't think the coaching staffs or front offices are worried about it. It's a performance-based business, so if those guys get their job done on the football field, I don't think it's going to be an issue."


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