The Dagger – Even though voters in Colorado and Washington approved a constitutional amendment Tuesday legalizing recreational marijuana use, college athletes in those states probably should refrain from lighting up a joint anytime soon. Marijuana use remains a violation of the NCAA’s substance abuse policies, according to a NCAA statement released to Yahoo! Sports on Wednesday afternoon. ”The legalizing of marijuana in Colorado and Washington does not impact the NCAA drug testing rules,” the statement said. “The NCAA banned drug and testing policies are not tied to whether a substance is legal for general population use, but rather whether the substance is considered a threat to student-athlete health and safety or the integrity of the game.”
Easily the most obvious and expected statement to ever be released by the NCAA. Immediately coming out to say weed is still illegal for them. Who cares about “laws”? ”Votes” and shit. Fuck a vote. I mean this is the NCAA we’re talking about. Above all laws. Above all consensus. Above all general common sense. It’s been voted and ruled that weed is legal for the general population but they don’t want it for their players so it doesn’t happen. Just like they don’t have to pay the players earning them billions of dollars and can investigate them at every whim for getting a tattoo or borrowing 15 bucks to go to the movies. The ultimate power trip organization and the only one that can compete with Roger Goodell. So sorry college athletes who live in a state where weed is legal for everyone except them. No pot for you. Because weed is such a performance enhancer. Just ask Michigan about that.