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Denver Broncos, Seattle Seahawks Set Up 420 Super Bowl

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The Seattle Seahawks came from behind in the fourth quarter against the San Francisco 49ers in tonight's NFC championship game, joining the Denver Broncos, who defeated the New England Patriots in the earlier AFC championship game, in heading to the Super Bowl. Both teams hail from states, Washington and Colorado, that legalized marijuana at the ballot box in 2012. Recreational marijuana went on sale at government-licensed shops in Colorado at the start of this year. But you won't be able to light up at the Super Bowl, being held in two weeks in New Jersey (with an assist from the NYPD), where recreational marijuana remains prohibited and the implementation of medical marijuana is going on at a snail's pace. Players with the Seahawks and the Broncos won't be able to light up, either. Their contracts with the NFL prohibit the use of marijuana, irrespective of its legal status where they live. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, meanwhile, is only at the stage of contemplating letting players use medical marijuana, much like Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.

Some related reading: Colorado and pathetic pot prohibitionists,  Ted Cruz blames Obama for not imposing marijuana prohibition on Colorado and Washington, a DEA agent freaks out about the drug war gravy train in peril.

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