As the country has loosened its regulations for the use of marijuana, so has the National Football League.

The NFL’s marijuana policy was adjusted in 2021 and eliminated suspensions for a positive test; it also changed the number of tests to just once a year during a two-week window at the start of training camp.

Because players now know when to test, it’s very easy to stay out of trouble, says Kansas City Chiefs star Travis Kelce.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM

Travis Kelce of the Kansas City Chiefs celebrates after defeating the Cincinnati Bengals in the AFC Championship Game at Arrowhead Stadium on January 29, 2023 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

«If you stop in mid-July, you’re fine,» he said. vanity fair. «A lot of guys stop a week early, and still get through because everyone is working out in the heat and sweating to death. Nobody gets hit for it anymore.»

With the change in policy in the league and the increased legal availability across the country, Kelce estimates that between 50% and 80% of NFL players smoke marijuana.

Kelce received a heavy punishment with marijuana while in college. He served a one-year suspension at the University of Cincinnati after failing a random test the day before playing in the 2010 Sugar Bowl.

Travis Kelce on stage

Travis Kelce is shown onstage during the Kelce Jam at the Azura Amphitheater on April 28, 2023, in Bonner Springs, Kansas. (Barry Brecheisen/Getty Images)

ODELL BECKHAM JR EXPLAINS WHY HE’S NOT IN THE RAVENS OTAS: ‘IT’S ABOUT PEAK AT THE RIGHT TIME’

«I was in New Orleans listening to Lil Wayne and I wanted to smoke what he was smoking,» she said. «I’m sitting there dead in the water. I just wanted to get out of there. I was so embarrassed that I didn’t want to look at anyone.»

Since then, Kelce has become one of the greatest tight ends of all time, so now it’s easy to sit back and laugh about the incident, which he did when he hosted «Saturday Night Live.»

«It just shows you that if you’re bad in school and you smoke pot, you can win the Super Bowl twice,» Kelce said during his hosting performance less than a month after winning his second ring.

He Kansas City Chiefs The tight end was the first athlete to host SNL since JJ Watt did in 2020.

travis kelce yells

Travis Kelce of the Kansas City Chiefs raises the Vince Lombardi Trophy after defeating the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LIV at Hard Rock Stadium on February 2, 2020 in Miami. (Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP

He just finished his seventh consecutive season of at least 1,000 receiving yards: his 110 receptions and 12 touchdowns were career highs. Kelce’s 1,338 receiving yards were the second most he has had in a season. He’s also been named an All-Pro in each of the past seven seasons.