Student-athletes have a lot to deal with: juggling classes, constant local and sometimes national scrutiny, fake girlfriends. Can't they sit back and blaze one every once in a while? Well, it's going to be slightly riskier with the new regulation NCAA put into place. It will now take five nanograms per milliliter of THC to get suspended instead of the previous 15 ng/mL.
NCAA's Chief Medical Officer Brian Hainline stated, "There is no good scientific evidence that marijuana is a performance-enhancing drug, and it makes both scientific and philosophical sense to treat marijuana usage by student-athletes differently than anabolic-androgenic steroid use. We want to deter use, but it is also our moral responsibility to try to change the behavior of student-athletes who may be abusing street drugs such as marijuana."
The goal is admirable, because the student-athletes' well being should come first. But isn't this a bit much? Kinda killing the vibes here, NCAA. Cue the song.
The NCAA will also test for synthetic marijuana, which you'd probably want to stay away from regardless