NFL Players Association Votes to Increase Threshold for Cannabis Testing
The NFL players Association (NFLPA) voted Friday to increase the threshold for positive cannabis tests, raising the level from 15 ng/ml to 35 ng/ml. The move will be applied retroactively, and will effect cases currently under appeal.
“This is an historic moment for our players and our league,” NFLPA President Eric Winston said. “We have collectively bargained drug policies that will keep the game clean and safe, but also provide our players with an unprecedented level of fairness and transparency.”
The NFLPA also agreed to test players for human growth hormones.
Both changes will take effect this season.