NCAA Announces More Lenient Policies For Cannabis Use Among College Athletes

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By Maureen Meehan The NCAA is loosening its policies as they pertain to THC levels and positive marijuana tests for student-athletes, according to a statement the organization released on Friday. Photo by Hannah Gibbs via Unsplash RELATED: The Future of Marijuana Testing In College Sports An NCAA student-athlete may test positive for marijuana three times and not lose eligibility. Though if a student-athlete tests positive, the school must provide a “management plan and education” for the player. These new policies are the latest in a wave of changes the NCAA has made since the 2020-21 academic and athletic seasons. If the student-athlete continues to follow the plan and is in compliance, they may test positive two more times without repercussions of lost eligibility.

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These new policies are the latest in a wave of changes the NCAA has made since the 2020-21 academic and athletic seasons.

By Maureen Meehan

The NCAA is loosening its policies as they pertain to THC levels and positive marijuana tests for student-athletes, according to a statement the organization released on Friday.

The current amount of allowable THC has been 35 nanograms per milliliter. Effective immediately, that will be raised to 150 nanograms per milliliter, per the release.

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