According to Mike Garafolo of Fox Sports, the NFL and the NFLPA are working on a new policy that would raise the Marijuana testing limits. I don’t understand why they would do this, they might as well make it legal. It is like he just smoked one blunt, and not two? One is not good, why raise the limits. I don’t get it.
Source: NFL/NFLPA very recently began formal talks to raise marijuana test levels. Late for Josh Gordon, not others: http://www.foxsports.com/nfl/story/josh-gordon-s-suspension-needs-to-prompt-nfl-players-to-finalize-drug-policy-082914 …
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Currently, the NFL’s threshold of THC levels to trigger a positive marijuana test is 15 nanograms per milliliter, which mirrored the World Anti-Doping Agency’s level until last summer when WADA raised its threshold to 150 ng/ml. Sources have confirmed to FOX Sports what ProFootballTalk.com reported recently — that Gordon’s “A” sample came in at roughly 16 ng/ml, or just 1 nanogram above the limit.
Sources say the NFL Players Association would like to have the NFL’s THC threshold raised. The league office surely noted WADA’s changing its level, realizes Major League Baseball’s threshold is 50 ng/ml and understands many of the stigmas surrounding marijuana have lessened in recent years. A league source said the NFL is willing to discuss raising the levels, but an agreement on that issue hasn’t been reached. The source also said it wasn’t until very recently that the NFLPA formally proposed raising the levels.