NFL Players Union to Propose Easing Penalties for Cannabis

Nfl Players Union To Propose Easing Penalties For Cannabis

Leaders from the NFL Players Association (NFLPA) are putting together a proposal to amend the league’s drug policies and adopt a “less punitive” approach to dealing with cannabis consumption by players, the Washington Post reported Wednesday.

DeMaurice Smith, executive director of the players union, said the proposal will be presented to the union’s board of player representatives for approval. If those player representatives sign off, he said, the proposal go forward to the league itself. Any changes to the policy would require the NFL’s agreement, as the substance policy is negotiated and administered by both the league and the players union. Smith so far hasnot provided specifics regarding the proposal, and he acknowledgedhe didn’t know whetherthe league would be receptive to proposed changes. Under current NFL rules, a player’s blood cannot contain more than 35 nanograms per milliliter of THC. That’s a higher threshold than the league’s 15 ng/mL limit which existed prior to the...



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