Jerry Jones Wants NFL To Stop Banning Marijuana
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones suggests the NFL stop banning marijuana use among its players at the recent National Football League owners-only meeting in Arizona.
Currently, the NFL’s marijuana policy is the most stringent of all four major sports. John Bresch writing for CBS Sports pointed out that even though the NFL became more lenient on its policies in 2015, upping its threshold for a positive marijuana test to 35 nanograms per milliliter from 15 nanograms per milliliter, this new threshold is still well below major league baseball’s threshold of 50 nanograms per milliliter. In the NFL, positive tests can lead to fines and suspensions. NFL Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith has pushed for “less punitive” approaches to marijuana use. Any change would be part of the next collective bargaining process, which means that current policies are probably in place until at least 2020. But the players may now have an ally in Jones.