Beginning August 1, looks like athletes will only be penalized half a season instead of a full season for testing positive to marijuana. That marijuana should not be placed in same category as steroids. Talks of legalizing medical marijuana in the NFL still continue.
The measure will reportedly take effect on August 1. The legislation does not include synthetic marijuana/THC.
The legislative council of the NCAA said that drugs like marijuana should not be placed in the same category as steroids: "Street drugs are not performance-enhancing in nature, and this change will encourage schools to provide student-athletes the necessary rehabilitation."