The NFL continues to ban marijuana use, despite dramatic changes in societal attitudes regarding the consumption of cannabis. But the pressure on the league to change its ways continues to mount.

Nevada, the new home in 2020 of the Raiders, has become the first state to prohibit employers from refusing to hire employees based on a failed marijuana test (with obvious exceptions for safety-sensitive jobs). This undoubtedly applies to the Raiders.

Of course, the NFL rarely if ever disqualifies employees based on positive marijuana tests. Instead, a pre-employment positive sets the stage for enhanced testing and, eventually, unpaid suspensions.