The owner of “America’s Team” has come out in favor of a change in the National Football League’s (NFL) marijuana policies.
According to Pro Football Talk, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones held a private meeting with the NFL’s other 31 owners, which took place at last week’s Annual League Meeting in Phoenix. During the meeting Jones told the owners of the other NFL teams that he wants the league to “drop its prohibition on marijuana use.”
Jones’ statement comes roughly two months after DeMaurice Smith, Director of the NFL Players Association, said that the group will soon propose an amendment to the league’s rules that takes a “less punitive” approach to those caught using or possessing marijuana.
Although a change in the league’s marijuana policies likely won’t take place until the next collective bargaining agreement is established once the current one expires in 2020, it’s great to start seeing some real discussion on the issue.
About Anthony Martinelli
Anthony, co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of TheJointBlog, has worked closely with numerous elected officials who support cannabis law reform, including as the former Campaign Manager for Washington State Representative Dave Upthegrove. He has also been published by multiple media outlets, including the Seattle Times. He can be reached at TheJointBlog@TheJointBlog.com.