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David Stern Says Medical Marijuana Should Be Allowed in the National Basketball Association

David Stern Says Medical Marijuana Should Be Allowed in the National Basketball Association”

David Stern, who was the commissioner of the National Basketball Association from 1984 to 2014, believes that the National Basketball Association should loosen its stance on marijuana use. Harrington, who is retired, is now a marijuana entrepreneur and he's the one who produced the documentary.

The 37-year-old, who played for seven teams during his time in the league, estimates that 70 percent of National Basketball Association athletes use some form of marijuana and he hopes changes are on the horizon for the way the league looks at the issue. "I think it's that big". He explained to 75-year-old Stern that he used the extract to treat complications from a "botched" knee surgery he had when he was with the Nuggets and that it helped him more than anything else. I think in sports it's very prevalent and it's right there, ' Harrington said.

Harrington, 37, became a cannabis entrepreneur after his 16-year National Basketball Association career.

Under Stern's tenure (1984-2014), marijuana became more tightly regulated in the National Basketball Association.

"It was sort of generally known at some point until we tightened the rules that a lot of our players were smoking a lot of marijuana", Stern said.

Stern said that he believes National Basketball Association players should be allowed to use recreational marijuana if it's legal in their state.

I'm now at the point where, personally, I think it should be removed from the banned list.

He thinks "there's universal agreement that marijuana for medical purposes should be completely legal".

Stern was commissioner of the National Basketball Association from 1984-2014, "during the roughest time for the National Basketball Association for drugs", and said his strict policies were appropriate at the time.

Marijuana is now legal in all forms in eight states and the District of Columbia, and decriminalized or allowed for medicinal purposes is many more.

Stern said that players will have to use the union to negotiate for further study of the issue and maybe a change in the collective bargaining agreement.

No professional sports league has been open to medical marijuana yet, but with a former commissioner giving his blessing maybe the National Basketball Association will be the first.



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