Going To Pot? No, NCAA Gets It Right By Reducing Standards On Marijuana

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.”