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Video: Legalization movement’s impact on the NFL and NBA

Post-election pot is the topic du jour on the Nov. 5 installment of “The Press Box.”

In the wake of marijuana legalization now approved in Oregon, Alaska and Washington D.C. in addition to Colorado and Washington, Denver Post sports columnist Mark Kiszla, radio host Brandon Krisztal and broadcaster Oren Lomena talk about growing social acceptance of marijuana and how it could affect the professional sports world.

Graphic: NFL’s pot puzzle amid changing national perspective

“How many states does it take for pot use to be OK’d where the NFL and NBA has to take a little different tack with what they think about all this?” Kiszla asks. “If the regular Joe can light up, then how can the NFL care?”

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“The Press Box” is streamed live from 9-11 a.m. Monday through Friday on The Denver Post, Mile High Sports radio on 94.1 FM and The Fan at 1600 AM.

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