Cannabis legalization not affecting Flames (

  • Recreational cannabis became legal everywhere in Canada on Wednesday but the major tenants of the Scotiabank Saddledome were not affected.
  • The National Hockey League and NHL Players’ Association has a joint drug-testing policy in place which sees regular testing among players.
  • That being said, in light of Canada’s legalization of cannabis, the NHL has indicated their policies would not be changing.
  • The other aspect is the fact cannabis is now legal in places where 13 NHL teams play and a topic of discussion for all 31 teams.
  • Treliving said there is a common-sense approach to the subject.