With the latest regulations of not testing players for marijuana consumptions announced by the NBA for the upcoming 2020/21 season. Many players do marijuana for healing and fast recovery and will be happy with the news.
The NBA will not test its players for marijuana in the 2020-21 season, per Ben Dowsett, the same league policy as had on NBA bubble. Sources told Dowsett that this decision is largely based on COVID safety and is just another way of limiting unnecessary contacts.
Important clarification here, per source: The NBA's random marijuana testing program will not run for 20-21, as reported below. However, testing FOR CAUSE – that is, past offenders or those who have given reasonable cause to suspect use – will continue. https://t.co/repVxFL2Ri
— Ben Dowsett (@Ben_Dowsett) December 4, 2020
According to reports, there are states where they have legalized marijuana in one form or another like of Indiana, Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Wisconsin.
While the league appears to be finding ways to make right use of marijuana use and house of representatives passes bill to decriminalize marijuana at federal level.
NBA commissioner Adam Silver gives his point of view,
“When we change our policy we have to be really careful because we’re clearly sending a message to young people,” Silver previously said.
“Just like with alcohol, you have to teach young people how to use a substance appropriately and responsibly so it doesn’t overwhelm your life.”
Former players, Matt Barnes and Stephen Jackson have been in favor for the marijuana test to stop for long time.
It’s official… IM COMING BACK!! Lol jk
Hats off to @adamsilvernba for listening to his players & the research. @adamsilvernba I lost a couple 100k while I was playing cause of cannabis, can I get it back or nah..? 🤔 https://t.co/LlHPoXvNRJ
— Matt Barnes (@Matt_Barnes22) December 3, 2020