On its marijuana policy the National Football League has finally come around. The owners announced they will no longer be looking to suspend players who use cannabis in the league’s collective bargaining agreement with its players. The previous agreement runs out at the end of next season, and the two sides are in negotiations for a new one.
One of the biggest changes is that players who test positive for cannabis are no longer suspended by the league. The league would also test fewer players, and the testing window would shrink from a four month period to just two weeks.
If the deal is approved by a majority of all players, it will go into effect, with some provisions immediately affecting this offseason’s business and others impacting the 2020 season.