Increase in pot use among college athletes, NCAA drug test shows

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The number of college athletes testing positive for marijuana at postseason events nearly tripled in the NCAA’s most recent analysis.

Though the association says it’s too early to draw conclusions from the finding, one anti-doping official says it raises concern. The number of positive marijuana tests across all three divisions increased from 28 in 2008-09 to 71 in 2009-10.

Although the positives represent less than 3% of the total samples tested by the NCAA, the increase worries Travis Tygart, CEO of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, which is the national anti-doping organization for the Olympic movement.

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