College athletes around the country may soon be in for an unexpected change in drug testing requirements. The NCAA Committee on Competitive Safeguards and Medical Aspects of Sports (CSMAS) recently showed support for removing cannabis from the organization’s banned drug list and testing protocols. The committee will discuss the decision with its members throughout the summer and final action will be decided on in the fall. Action items the committee will focus on include considering whether NCAA drug testing should only be limited to performance-enhancing substances, and seeking approval from the NCAA Board of Governors to stop testing for cannabis at championship events while the ultimate legislative decision is pending. To finalize the decision of cannabis being removed from the NCAA’s list of banned drugs, all three of its divisional governance bodies have to introduce and adopt legislation.Continue Reading Puff-Puff-Pass the Ball? NCAA Ponders a Different Kind of High Standard for Drug Testing Athletes

Welcome back to The Week in Weed, your Friday look at what’s happening in the world of legalized marijuana. This week, we start off in the South, where Alabama is having some issues with its medical cannabis licenses. Meanwhile, next door in Georgia, independent pharmacies will soon be selling cannabis oil. Heading north to New York, there’s news on the Cannabis Control Board. Then, it’s time for sports. The NCAA may remove cannabis from its list of banned substances, and the NBA will allow players not only to consume cannabis, but to invest in cannabis companies. And finally, Showtime is looking to bring back a popular show with a cannabis theme.Continue Reading The Week in Weed: June 23, 2023

Welcome back to The Week in Weed, your Friday look at what’s happening in the world of legalized marijuana.

The ban on cannabis sales in DC remains in effect.  The Delaware House voted against adult-use marijuana.  New York is offering opportunities in the cannabis industry to those with marijuana convictions.  The NCAA is relaxing its drug testing policy.  And finally,
Continue Reading The Week in Weed: March 18, 2022