NCAA Committee Recommends Weeding Out Marijuana From List Of Banned Drugs

Written by on June 19, 2023

On Friday (June 16), it was reported that an NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) medical panel called for marijuana to be removed from the organization’s list of banned drugs for college athletes.

The recommendation came from the Committee on Competitive Safeguards and Medical Aspects of Sports, and they are looking to shift focus from testing student-athletes for a little Mary Jane to actual performance-enhancing drugs.

While making their recommendations, the committee also sought support from the NCAA Board of Governors to temporarily cease testing for cannabis at NCAA championship events, at least until the new legislative action is considered.

Now, this is a huge milestone in the battle to stop marijuana testing for college athletes. However, there are still several major boxes that still need to be checked off before any real changes can take place. It is reported that we will most likely see more movement towards Fall 2023.

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