Sports Cannabis News

NBA Suspends Random Cannabis Testing

Athletes and Sporting Leagues continue to defy odds, moving closer to normalization and acceptance.

In the latest news of Cannabis making waves throughout the sporting world, the NBA has said it will suspend random cannabis testing for the 20’21 season.

Due to the unusual circumstances in conjunction with the pandemic, we have agreed with the NBPA to suspend random testing for marijuana for the 2020’21 season and focus on our random testing program on performance-enhancing products and drugs of abuse”

Mike Bass, League Spokesman

As athletes and sporting leagues continue to break the stigma, the cannabis community can only hope this turns in an indefinite ban on Cannabis testing.

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