The NCAA looks to weed out marijuana from its banned drug list

An NCAA panel recommends removing cannabis from its banned drug list and testing protocols for college athletes.

The big picture: The NCAA Committee on Competitive Safeguards and Medical Aspects of Sports argues that cannabis does not enhance performance and testing should be limited to performance-enhancing drugs.
* Each of the three NCAA divisional governance bodies would still have to introduce and adopt the rule change for cannabis to be removed from the association’s banned drug list.

On the horizon: The NCAA is expected to make a final decision on the matter in the fall.
* The panel suggests that the association should approach cannabis similarly to alcohol, shifting away from punitive measures and focusing on educating student-athletes about the health risks of marijuana use.

Not alone: The MLB dropped marijuana from its list of “drugs of abuse” in 2019, and the NFL halted THC testing for players during the off season in 2021.

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