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Report: NFL, NFLPA discussing raising levels for positive marijuana test

Josh Gordon's suspension is final, but the debate is not

Sports Illustrated's Don Banks discusses why Josh Gordon's suspension might be the last of its kind in the NFL.

The NFL and NFLPA are formally discussing the possibility of raising the threshold for a positive marijuana test, according to Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports.

Under current policy, levels of THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, must be above 15 nanograms per milliliter to trigger a positive test. According to Garafolo and ProFootballTalk, Browns receiver Josh Gordon's "A" sample tested at 16 ng/ml.

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Gordon was suspended by the league for one year

The World Anti-Doping Agency, which oversees Olympic drug testing, raised its threshold for a positive test from 15 ng/ml to 150 ng/ml last summer.

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