The National Football League Players Association has come to a new collective bargaining agreement which includes changes to the league’s cannabis policy. Players will no longer face suspension from the league for positive marijuana test results. These changes bring the NFL’s previously dated cannabis policy to a far more progressive place in the sports world.
The NFLPA has sent all players a fact sheet that covers the highlights on the current proposal for a new Collective Bargaining Agreement. A lot to go through here.. pic.twitter.com/tzOhyLOmhY— Darren Heitner (@DarrenHeitner) February 21, 2020
The new CBA includes changes to the NFL’s drug policy, as follows:
Changes to Drug Policy
-Narrows the testing window of THC from four months to two weeks at the start of training
-Reduces the penalties to players who test positive for THC, eliminating any game suspensions strictly for positive testsReduces the number of players subjected to testing for THC
-Increases the nanogram limit from 35 to 150
This agreement was narrowly approved through the votes of players and will remain in effect until 2030.
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