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4/20 Irony: NFL Annual marijuana testing window opens today


The NFL has an annual window for players to be tested for marijuana, and that testing period begins today.

That’s right. Marijuana testing begins on…4/20

How Ironic.

We’ll give you a minute to explain that to folks who don’t get it.

The league does not test players for what they consider to be “recreational drugs” during the season, but this testing window can trip up players who choose to partake.

According to the league’s drug policy, testing only occurs between April 20 and Aug. 9, though players signed or acquired after Aug. 9 that have not been tested are subject to a screening. In addition, rookies and any players who aren’t under contract with a team at the end of the prior season are also subject to being tested.

Many feel like the league’s policy on marijuana, which was instituted during a time when there was much less acceptance of use of the drug, should be altered and that players should be allowed to use marijuana for pain management.

Is it time for the NFL to relax testing for pot? Let us know your thoughts.

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  • Immortal Illumined

    the greatest plant in the universe is almost free, LET FREEDOM RING! 13

    “any doctor against marijuana is a doctor of death” – cali secret 420

    from 0 states to half the country, from low 20% approval to almost 70%, cali runs this planet by 2 decades, time to tie marijuana to the 2014, 2016 elections, out with the old, in with the new

    20 years behind us southern states, sad and scary….nobody denies freedoms like the south, nobody…the top ten incarcerators on the planet are southern states…even if marijuana reforms did pass the republiCANTS in charge would deny you all your freedoms, centuries of practice…no matter though, we never planned on getting your backwards brethren from day one, half the country already but not one southern state, lol…not 1….the new generations are taking over in the south and they are nothing like their freedom denying parents, let’s ride…

    Deaths by Alcohol and Tobacco: Millions
    Deaths by Prescription Drugs: Quadrupled in last decade
    Deaths by Guns: Millions
    Deaths by the food we are fed: Millions
    Deaths by Marijuana: 0, ever…they are killing my American family while denying freedom

    love and freedom forever

    AMERICA’S WAR ON DRUGS IS A WAR ON AMERICANS! 33

    • Michael Collins

      You need to stop being so vague about how you feel :)