Can NFL Players Smoke Weed
Earlier in 2021, the NFL changed their tolerance limit from 35 nanograms of THC per milliliter of blood to 150 nanograms of THC per milliliter of blood. This change was made in order to appease the players’ union.
The National Football League (NFL) has announced a revised drug policy that would test players for marijuana at 150-nanograms per milliliter of blood. This is more than 300% increase from the previous threshold of 35 nanograms per milliliter.
How Dangerous is Weed?
The reality is that research on the subject is scarce, so it’s hard to say definitively how dangerous marijuana actually is. However, a number of studies have found that smoking marijuana can increase your risk of developing chronic bronchitis, and can also increase your risk of developing cancer. Additionally, marijuana has been linked to impairing cognitive abilities, making it difficult to think clearly and process information.
Why Did the NFL Change their Tolerance Limit from 35 to 150?
The NFL has been struggling with how to handle the issue of players smoking weed. Several teams have had players caught smoking weed, and the league has been trying to find a way to punish them while still allowing them to play.
Earlier in 2021, the NFL changed their tolerance limit from 35 nanograms of THC per milliliter of blood to 150 nanograms of THC per milliliter of blood. This change was made in order to appease the players’ union. The players’ union had been demanding a tolerance limit that was lower than 10 mg of THC per milliliter of blood.
The reason for the change is unknown, but it may have something to do with the fact that some players are now using marijuana for medical purposes. Players who were using marijuana for medical purposes were allowed to use 35 nanograms of THC per milliliter of blood, which is the tolerance limit that was changed by the NFL.
What Does a Positive Test for Weed Look Like?
NFL players face a potential suspension if they test positive for marijuana. However, what does a positive test for weed look like?
Generally, a positive test for marijuana will show up as an increase in THC levels in a person's bloodstream. THC is the component of weed that gets users high. A THC level above 10 parts per million (ppm) is generally considered to be indicative of marijuana use.
It is no secret that NFL players enjoy marijuana. In fact, many players smoke weed to relax before and after games. However, marijuana remains on the NFL’s banned substances list, so players are subject to testing. There have been a number of reports over the years of players failing marijuana tests. However, it seems that the league is starting to soften its stance on pot.