Cowboys owner Jerry Jones expects NFL to alter marijuana policy in next CBA
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones expects the NFL to alter their marijuana policy in the next CBA, maybe following suit with the MLB.
“I think that you should expect and will expect an adjustment” of the league’s prohibition on marijuana use, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said Friday on 105.3 The Fan in Dallas, via Michael Gehlken of the Dallas Morning News.
Jerry Jones said on @1053thefan of marijuana prohibition in NFL: “I think that you should expect and will expect an adjustment” of league’s policy toward marijuana, it becoming more in line with how society is trending toward usage. League, player union may lift ban in next CBA.
— Michael Gehlken (@GehlkenNFL) December 13, 2019
Jones has long been outspoken on the NFL’s policy on marijuana and he will probably be one to make a big push to get the rules changed.
Like most times with the NFL, if the players want to get this changed, they are probably going to need to give something up in the CBA to stop the testing.
Right now, NFL players are tested once a year for marijuana. If players have failed a previous drug test they are tested more than others, but as long as there is no failed drug test, the players know exactly when the test is coming.
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is someone else who is on board with the NFL changing the policy.
“I know there’s been talks about that in the NFL as well,” said Brady to Jim Gray on Westwood One Sports. “I think the stigma is being removed and hopefully they’re doing a lot of research into whatever benefits there may come from it. I don’t know enough about it. I’m sure [there are] a lot of experts out there that could weigh in, but these are the signs of the times and things are changing and progress is good.”
This is a story that will continue to gain traction as marijuana becomes more accepted in the United States.