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

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."

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 Read the full article…

Bucks’ Larry Sanders After Drug Suspension: ‘I Believe In Marijuana’

“I will deal with the consequences from it. It’s a banned substance in my league. But I believe in marijuana and the medical side of it. I know what it is if I’m going to use it.

WISCONSIN:  Hours after the NBA suspended Larry Sanders for five games after he failed multiple drug tests, the Bucks center told reporters that he believes in marijuana’s medicinal capabilities. The Journal-Sentinel reports that Sanders addressed the drug in detail prior to Milwaukee’s road game against Chicago. “It’s something I feel strongly about, just to let you know something personal Read the full article…

UFC Champ Ronda Rousey Says Marijuana Testing Is ‘invasion Of Privacy’

Penalties for testing positive for marijuana vary among different sanctioning bodies that oversee the sport. But regardless of if the punishments are lenient or hefty, Rousey says this specific substance is irrelevant to competition and therefore shouldn't be considered when drug testing takes place.

UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey is firmly against marijuana testing in MMA. Rousey is not outraged by any negative press in the wake of Jessica Eye becoming the first female UFC fighter to test positive for a banned substance. Rather, she feels the situation has brought to light an issue with drug testing in the sport. Penalties Read the full article…

Ayanbadejo Says Teammates On One Of His Super Bowl Teams Used Marijuana Week Of Game

I was like, 'Man this is the week of the Super Bowl and you're just going in?'

MARYLAND:  Without offering specific details, former Ravens and Chicago Bears linebacker and special-teams ace Brendon Ayanbadejo said teammates were smoking marijuana in the days leading up to one of the two Super Bowls he played in. During a FOX Sports podcast with former NFL linebacker Scott Fujita, Ayanbadejo didn’t disclose which team it was, and he didn’t name Read the full article…

Why The NFL Should Embrace Medical Marijuana

The consequences of injuries sustained by NFL players have gotten more attention lately, in part due to the tragic death of Junior Seau and others who were found to have chronic traumatic encephalopathy. That’s started a debate about safety and the care players receive. The $765 million settlement the league reached with some of the retired players acknowledges past problems, but revising how injuries are treated can help now.

The NFL is in the process of updating its 2010 Policy and Program for Substance Abuse, which currently says any player who tests positive for medical marijuana shall forfeit pay during their suspension.  In the December 23rd issue of ESPN The Magazine an article by Howard Bryant suggests that the NFL embrace medical marijuana. At Americans for Safe Read the full article…