Dallas Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones Wants the NFL to “Drop its Prohibition on Marijuana Use”

The owner of “America’s Team” has come out in favor of a change in the National Football League’s (NFL) marijuana policies.

Jerry Jones.

According to Pro Football Talk, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones held a private meeting with the NFL’s other 31 owners, which took place at last week’s Annual League Meeting in Phoenix. During the meeting Jones told the owners of the other NFL teams that he wants the league to “drop its prohibition on marijuana use.”

Jones’ statement comes roughly two months after DeMaurice Smith, Director of the NFL Players Association, said that the group will soon propose an amendment to the league’s rules that takes a “less punitive” approach to those caught using or possessing marijuana.

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NFL Players Association to Propose “Less Punitive” Approach to Marijuana

The NFL Players Association (NFLPA) will soon be proposing an amendment to the league’s rules that takes a “less punitive” approach to those caught using or possessing marijuana.

According to the NFLPA’s Executive Director DeMaurice Smith, the proposal will soon be presented to the board of player representatives. If the players approve the rule change, it will be sent to the NFL for final consideration.

“I do think that issues of addressing it more in a treatment and less punitive measure is appropriate,” Smith said in a meeting with Washington Post reporters and editors. “I think it’s important to look at whether there are addiction issues. And I think it’s important to not simply assume recreation is the reason it’s being used.”

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NFL Players Association Votes to Increase Threshold for Cannabis Testing

The NFL players Association (NFLPA) voted Friday to increase imagethe 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.”

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