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Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones

.@dallascowboys Owner Jerry Jones Urges @NFL to End Marijuana Testing

  • Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones urged owners to end the league’s prohibition on marijuana and cease investigating players independently of the criminal justice system for off-field conduct.
  • Owners told Jones that the league’s substance abuse policy is collectively bargained, which means players would have to agree to end the marijuana ban.
  • The NFL already reduced penalties for positive marijuana test.

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones urged owners to end the NFL’s prohibition on marijuana and cease investigating players for off-field conduct.

@MJINews: .@dallascowboys Owner Jerry Jones Urges @NFL to End Marijuana Testing

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones urged owners to end the league’s prohibition on marijuana and cease investigating players independently of the criminal justice system for off-field conduct.

Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reported the news, citing a source close to an owners-only meeting.

Owners told Jones that the league’s substance abuse policy is collectively bargained, which means players would have to agree to end the marijuana ban. The NFL already reduced penalties for positive marijuana test.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a memo on April 5, 2017, outlining the mission of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Task Force on Crime Reduction and Public Safety, including the creation of a subcommittee to review marijuana enforcement policies, and it did not go unnoticed by public market participants.

On April 6, 2017, United States Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., announced the introduction of a bill to reschedule cannabis from Schedule I to Schedule III, shifting it from a class of drugs categorized as having no medical benefit to a class of drugs categorized as having known medical benefits paired with low rates of abuse and dependence.

Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones

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