NCAA leaders will vote on Friday on whether to approve a proposal to regulate recreational marijuana use at college sports venues and stadiums.
The proposal would establish a “Regulation of Recreational Marijuana Use” committee to study the issue, the NCAA said on Thursday.
The committee, which will be chaired by NCAA Commissioner Mark Emmert, would include representatives from state and local governments, as well as professional sports leagues.
The committee would be composed of three members.
The NCAA will hold a public hearing in Indianapolis on Feb. 6 and make recommendations to EmmerT.
A draft version of the proposal, released in March, recommended that sports venues be licensed to sell recreational marijuana, but it would not regulate the substance itself.
It also called for sports leagues to develop “clear and consistent” rules about recreational marijuana.
The new proposal, which is also scheduled to be submitted to the NCAA Board of Directors on Friday, would require the use of public transportation to transport people into and out of sporting venues, including football and men’s basketball games, and would require that venues use technology to keep track of how many people are in attendance.
The proposal also would require venues to post signs on their property that state whether they allow smoking or drinking.
The NBA, the NFL, and MLB all have their own rules about marijuana use and are expected to vote on the proposal in January.