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The NCAA voted this week to change the way it polices marijuana use by student-athletes. Previously, a player had to show 15 nanograms of evidence of use per milliliter in his or her sample. That number has been slashed to five nanograms per milliliter.
The change was made to update an old rule that was made when testing wasn't as advanced. The NCAA also said it had a "moral obligation" to stop students from abusing drugs like marijuana. The same committee also implemented a new test for synthetic marijuana, a relatively new drug brought into the national spotlight by LSU's Tyrann Mathieu recently.
The NCAAs Committee on Competitive Safeguards and Medical Aspects of Sports (CSMAS) voted at its December meeting to set the threshold for a positive marijuana test at NCAA championships at a level that is consistent with current best practices in drug testing and which will more accurately identify usage among student-athletes.
Seems odd when many states are now moving to make it legal for personal use..It isn't a 'Performance Enhancer', so why do they feel it is in their domain to monitor the 'morals' of football players? I think if they are interested in morals they should spend time and money investigating schools who over sign recruits as they steal a scholarship from another, or schools that tell Early Enrollees that they changed their mind just days before classes start.
I am not in any way in favor of marijuana use but it would be more valuable to more thoroughly test for HGH or various Steroids that are absolutely physicaly harmfull (and also provide an advantage in the competition) rather than worry about the morals of a kid who uses a substance that is legal in many places now.
But HGH and steroid testing is too "expensive"
Well done!! +1
This is just ridiculous. I bet the kids in Colorado and Washington will find ways to get pass (pun intended) these drug tests.
What a bunch of tools. Incredible.
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legalize it. prohibition worked out well, did'nt it?
Run the ball.
Stop the run.
You win, or lose, up front.
I would think that a player at Colorado or Washington that gets in trouble with the ncaa would have some sort of law suit. May not win, but I bet a suit would be filed
LET'S GET IT ON!!!!!
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