The NFL and NFL Players Association has added synthetic marijuana
to the list of banned substances within its 2016 drug policy, according to a joint announcement by the league and union Wednesday.
Players and teams were informed in August of the change. The NFLPA made public the information Wednesday.
Per the policy, any player whose drug test reveals more than 2.5 ng/ML of synthetic cannabinoids will be in violation and subject to the normal course of intervention and potential discipline. It is one of nine drugs, including cocaine, PCP and traditional marijuana, that are part of the NFL's standard drug testing panel. The policy is developed jointly by the league and the NFL Players Association.