NBA lifts cannabis ban for players (1)
NBA lifts cannabis ban for players

The NBA has updated its policy regarding player cannabis use, removing it from the drug testing program. This aligns with the trend towards decriminalization and legalization of the plant in many parts of the world.

NBA athletes will no longer be prohibited from using cannabis under the new seven-year Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA), according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania. The plant was removed from the drug testing program, a process that began during the 2019-20 season.

For example, the UFC announced in 2021 that it would no longer punish fighters for testing positive for cannabis use. This NBA campaign is the third straight season the league has suspended random tests to identify the substance.

During last year’s interview with David Letterman, current Phoenix Suns star Kevin Durant revealed that he started using cannabis when he was 22, and it helps him ‘clear’ his mind, especially during very stressful times.

“To me, it’s like having a glass of wine,” Durant said at the time.

Other NBA news

Recently, Playmaker Capital and the NBA established a new partnership that will enable the display of highlights from the North American basketball league on the social media of the Futbol Sites in selected Latin American countries.

From now on, NBA fans in Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela will be able to follow the highlights of the league through the Facebook, Twitter and YouTube channels of the Futbol Sites, which include brands such as Bolavip, Cracks, Varsky Sports and RedGol.

In addition, Latin American fans will be able to subscribe to the NBA‘s League Pass subscription service, which offers access to an entire season of games in high definition, with live stats, multiple viewing options and alternate audio.