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Due to a large amount of concerns from both players and coaches alike in regards to the overly harsh punishments the NFL issues for marijuana use, the league has decided to look at changing its drug policy.
Discussions on the severity of the NFL’s drug policy have been going on since 2011 and include talk of beginning to test for Human Growth Hormones, as well as increasing the threshold for marijuana testing resulting in less intense punishments for positive results.
The NFL’s Player Association has also mentioned that the league will be looking into the medicinal benefits of marijuana as a result of all the recent medical marijuana legalization efforts throughout the country.
Cleveland Browns star receiver, Josh Gordon, is the most recent player to test positive for marijuana and is currently facing a one year suspension as a result.