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Marijuana is legal in Washington, but not in Mike Leach’s program

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The use of marijuana is legalized in the state of Washington, but Washington State head coach Mike Leach makes it clear how the use of the drug is viewed within his football program. He also says marijuana use has not been a problem for his football team.

“The marijuana rule has not been a problem for us,” Leach said in response to a question on a Reddit AMA chat. Leach went on to explain “It is illegal on our team and if we find anyone using marijuana, we will dismiss them from the team.”

Leach also shared his personal thought son the use of marijuana, whether it is legal or not.

“With all do respect to those who enjoy marijuana, I believe that it is very counter-productive to having the best focused and most productive football team that I can have,” Leach said. “Any of our players or coaches interested in it will have to do it after they finish their time here!”

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11 Responses to “Marijuana is legal in Washington, but not in Mike Leach’s program”
  1. 8to80texansblog says: Aug 1, 2014 7:40 PM

    CJK5H

  2. Stephanie says: Aug 1, 2014 7:51 PM

    His drug of choice is whiskey anyway. Love the Pirate!

  3. steeler1nation says: Aug 2, 2014 1:31 AM

    Pot is for uninspired losers.

  4. byjiminy says: Aug 2, 2014 2:01 AM

    I thought that’s what the Steelers were for.

  5. dhardy8207 says: Aug 2, 2014 10:01 AM

    ““With all do respect to those who enjoy marijuana, I believe that it is very counter-productive to having the best focused and most productive football team that I can have,”

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    Dude…what down is it?

  6. musketmaniac says: Aug 2, 2014 11:55 AM

    steeler 1 if ben was a pot head and not a sex crime addict I’d still be a steeler fan.

  7. pjduffey says: Aug 2, 2014 11:57 AM

    Sounds like he’s more concerned with the type of person who would smoke pot than the pot itself.

    Of course, that’s changing as it is legalized across the country. Pretty soon it’s going to be tough to stereotype the person who smokes pot.

    It will be interesting to see if this is the stance other schools take as pot is legalized elsewhere.

  8. rolltide510 says: Aug 2, 2014 12:22 PM

    Anybody else believe Leach actually kicks kids off the team for their first strike with weed? Didn’t think so.

  9. Deb says: Aug 2, 2014 1:03 PM

    Love Mike Leach. But agree with rolltide510. Doubt he’s firing coaches or kicking guys off the team for a first offense with a legal substance. And again … people who love their liquor are in no position to condemn pot smokers. Booze doesn’t lend itself to focus and productivity, either. It makes no sense to excuse one and damn the other when both are legal.

  10. hittfamily says: Aug 2, 2014 1:05 PM

    If he expells a kid from a public university program for doing something legal, he’s going to find himself in court. It isn’t his football team. It is the state’s. And the state says pot is legal.

  11. Stephanie says: Aug 2, 2014 11:54 PM

    Deb nailed it.

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