It is now legal to purchase recreational marijuana in Colorado. We mention this because the Patriots travel to Denver to face the Broncos in Sunday's AFC Championship game, and weed was a popular topic Friday when coach Bill Belichick met with the media.
Reporter: Has there been any specific advice to the players to avoid the now-legal recreational marijuana in Denver?
Belichick: I think we know what the NFL policy is on that.
Reporter: Is there an NFL policy against what is legal there?
Belichick: I think that's something you ought to take up with the NFL.
Reporter: Well, you mentioned it.
Belichick: I think you have any more questions about it, you should talk to the league about it. They're the ones that have the policy.
The same question was put to Tom Brady as well.
Reporter: This is the first time you'll be visiting an NFL city where recreational marijuana use is legal.
Brady: Are you excited about that?
Reporter: Has anyone advised the young players against it?
Brady: We haven't talked about that. Maybe you guys [can] tell me what that's all about.
Reporter: I was just wondering if it would be a temptation.
Brady: Hopefully not. This is a very important game for us and it's a business trip.
Running back LeGarrette Blount (coincidence, not irony) sounded a similar tone.
"It's a business trip," he said, via WEEI. "Nobody is going to care about that. Bill told us about it, he basically told us, 'Don't go out there and be stupid.' [That's] really good advice."
As PFT points out, the league's policy on substance abuse extends to places where substances, like marijuana, are legal. So there's that, as well as the aforementioned "business trip" talking points. Then again, as a wise man once noted (FYI: NSFW), "Weed is from the earth. God put this here for me and you."
And the government agrees -- at least in Colorado.