The NBA reportedly plans to remove marijuana from its list of banned substances for players and allow them to invest in and promote cannabis companies. This policy change comes as part of the new seven-year collective bargaining agreement, which is also expected to eliminate drug testing requirements for marijuana. This decision would make the NBA particularly progressive on the issue, as other leagues like MLB have only allowed sponsorships with CBD businesses. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver had previously indicated that the league’s temporary cannabis policies could become permanent. While other sports organizations, such as UFC and NFL, have relaxed rules around cannabinoids, the NBA’s policy appears more comprehensive.

Bryan Fields, Eighth Revolution

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