NFL Players Association and the NFL owners approved the terms of a new deal to no longer suspend players for testing positive of THC. The new proposed CBA will reduce penalties for players testing positive of THC.
Now with 11 recreational marijuana states and Washinton D.C. in addition to medical sales in 22 states, players don't feel that while living in a legal state there job should be able to ban a substance that is legal in the state that they reside.
Under the new policy, the league will reduce the number of players tested for THC and lower the window for testing before the beginning of training camp from months to two weeks each season. The limit of THC metabolites allowed in the system increased from 35 ng/mL to 150 ng/mL.
The ratification of this deal comes after sports leagues such as the NHL, MLB, and NBA all removed marijuana from their list of banned substances and or dropped their testing for cannabis.