Marijuana is no longer the Devil’s Weed when it comes to the NCAA.
The association will never say that. But its language in de-mystifying pot — not decriminalizing it — was significant on Tuesday.
The penalty for a positive marijuana test was reduced from a full season to half a season. The Legislative Council forwarded the measure. It is expected to breeze through approval, meaning each positive after August 1 will, in the words, of the University of Texas make it more likely violators will be subject to “campus intervention.”
Commenting on the legislation, USC went a step further in supporting the measure. It said “these issues can be treated the same as academic fraud.”