The response to this matter shows us much about the level of intelligence and character of people in America. The horrified response from the media, and people in general, is yet another fine example of the wussified wimps that people have become. No one ever stops to question how it is that marijuana became illegal while much more potent drugs - nicotine and alcohol (and rubber-stamped prescription drugs) - are entirely legal. Going further, no one questions why any of these things should be deemed illegal. That's because they don't want to know the truth behind America's drug war policy. They don't want to think through it and formulate some common-sense conclusions. They don't want to follow the money trail or understand the power and control aspect of government drug policy. They have no problems with the corporatist pharmaceutical companies pushing their drug-addiction lifestyle on hapless, Boobus Americanus types (and on TV nonetheless), but they are horrified(!) by a star athlete taking a hit from a bong. People continue to be pantywaist cupcakes who always live up to the expectation that they will follow behind the tide of trained monkeys and denounce that which they are expected to denounce simply because it has been pronounced "illegal" or "bad" or objectionable. How can anyone possibly believe that smoking tobacco, an agricultural product from the leaves of plants, is any more justifiable than smoking marijuana, which comes from a plant?
In addition, American adults are perfectly accepting of having their normal kids put on Big Pharma's potent, mind-altering, psychiatric drugs, but they are horrified by an exceptional adult athlete - or anyone else - who voluntarily puffs on a measly joint. The categorization of pot smokers as trouble-making, ne'er-do-well, societal misfits is a most disturbing portrait painted by decades of government propaganda justifying its fraudulent and violent drug wars and the placing of peaceful people in cages, like animals, for the "crime" of using (or selling) a drug that has not been approved for general use by the chain of power cascading on down from the gang of monopolists in Washington D.C.