Federal sanctions have both good and bad outcomes. The case with the NFL and marijuana use amongst players show why federal sanctions are definitely necessary. NFL players have severe pains after matches and practices with the vigorous sport. Most players turn to marijuana use instead of hard pain killers that really on numbs the pain, where as players have described using marijuana for pain relief as better because it has no bad side effects. Now the reason it should be federally sanctioned is because some players may only want to use for recreational purposes and because of this the NFL cannot condone since possession of the drug is still a federal crime.