Steve Kerr says he's a 'proponent' of marijuana legalization

The Golden State Warriors head coach tried marijuana to alleviate his severe pain from back surgery complications, and believe it should be available for athletes.

Kahron Spearman

Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr told Connor Letourneau of the San Francisco Chronicle (h/t Bleacher Report) that he is a 'proponent' of marijuana legalization, voicing his approval of California recently legalizing recreational use.

Kerr tried the drug to alleviate his severe pain from back surgery complications and believes the use of marijuana is better than the usual pill cocktails athletes are provided.

Im a proponent of it. I do feel strongly that (marijuana) is a much better option than some of the prescription drugs, and I know that its helping a lot of people, which is great.

Stever Kerr
Head coach, Golden State Warriors

You get handed prescriptions for Vicodin, Oxycontin, Percocet, NFL players, thats what theyre given," he said. "The stuff is awful. The stuff is dangerous. The addiction possibility, what it can lead to, the long-term health risks."