Commissioner Adam Silver Considers Legalizing Medical Marijuana In The NBA

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Commissioner Adam Silver Considers Legalizing Medical Marijuana In The NBA

 

It is no secret that many NBA players like to smoke marijuana during the off-season, when there are no drug tests. Some even take the risk and smoke during the season as well.

Marijuana is being legalized in more and more states, and is used for medical purposes, such as killing pain, in many places around the world.

As of now, the NBA tests for marijuana, and if a player is tested positive, he will likely be suspended for a certain amount of games.

This could possibly be change in the nearer future. According to reddit user Ed Hamden, who recently spoke to NBA Commissioner Adam Silver at the Basketball Without Boarders Camp in Israel, Silver is open-minded about possibly clearing marijuana for medical purposes in the NBA.

 

 

“I’m very interested in the science when it comes to medical marijuana. My personal view is that it should be regulated in the same way other medications are if the plan is to use it for pain management. It needs to be discussed with our players association. Science demonstrates that are effective uses for medical reasons, and we’re open for it”

 

 

That’s probably a step in the right direction. Medical marijuana instead of pain killers or other chemicals NBA players take on a regular basis, is healthier in the long run.

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