Originally Posted by Brutus the Pimp
First, actually that still couldn't happen because marijuana would still be dinged on a drug test.
Second, yeah, I could really see an NFL team using that as a selling point. Come on... that's a real stretch.
Of course it's a stretch. Nobody's going to come out with a marketing brochure emphasizing weed. But players would know who's going to allow them their vices and who wouldn't.
And who said the league would still be doing drug testing for marijuana? Your argument is that the teams should take back the functions that normally accrue to the individual business, and the league should keep out of it unless it's an essential matter. If it's the team's business whether to suspend someone for being caught with a non-performance-enhancing drug, it stands to reason that testing for it -- or not -- is also rightly a team matter.
Of course, in real life they can't get away with that, which is why they sign over policy-making to the league office and hide behind the shield.