David Stern Says He Changed His Mind
Former NBA commissioner David Stern thinks medical marijuana is OK and shouldn’t be on the NBA’s banned substances list. He has said that a report on CNN about medical marijuana is what led him to change his mind on the subject. On the other hand, he also told Al Harrington (who is a former NBA player) that he made him change his mind. Stern said to the former baller on ESPN’s Uninterupted: “I’m now at the point where, personally, I think it probably should be removed from the banned list. You’ve persuaded me.” Stern’s former opinion is the only one that counts. Sorry, we’re going to have to accept your first answer. Stern was responsible for the big crackdown on NBA player’s smoking reefers. Stern was the NBA commish from 1984 to 2014.
The current NBA commissioner, Adam Silver, recently said, “I would say it’s something we will look at. I’m very interested in the science when it comes to medical marijuana.” Don’t get excited, pot lovers, he isn’t talking about smoking blunts before games. Can you imagine if NBA players were given the go-ahead to just smoke marijuana all willy-nilly before games. What a nightmare that would be.
Al Harrington claims that he used the marijuana derivative CBD during his final few seasons in the NBA because of knee issues. There is a huge difference between using CBD and smoking copious amounts of pot, which a large percentage of NBA players do. When Mr. Stern was the big cheese of the NBA many players would come up to him and complain that players were stoned out of their gourds during games. Weed isn’t 100 percent harmless, no matter what your hippie friends try to tell you. Weed greatly accelerates your pulse, and mixing that with an aerobic activity like basketball isn’t what I would consider safe.
Medical Marijuana Is a Convenient Excuse to Get High
Those who “partake in marijuanas” will post memes on Facebook such as “support weed, it stopped this kid from having seizures.” And, because marijuana extracts are helping people with medical problems, the stoners are using that angle to proclaim that their heavy weed consumption is justified. Can you say “under the guise”? It’s the same thing as someone saying it’s OK to eat a Fentanyl patch because doctors give them to old people to put on their aching back.
NBA players, who have no medical issues, are all for a possible medical marijuana ruse in hopes that they can continue to smoke weed without any repercussions. Don’t bet on it, big-baller shot-caller. I’m not saying whether or not I’m for or against smoking weed. It doesn’t matter what my opinion on the subject is. What I’m saying is that it is really annoying when people use the medical weed excuse for them getting high. That little girl in Ohio who no longer suffers seizures isn’t smoking bongs and blunts all day long, she’s taking a pill or some oil to prevent a serious medical condition from ruining her life. Stop interspersing the two.
A spokesperson for the NBA told ESPN “While commissioner Silver has said that we are interested in better understanding the safety and efficacy of medical marijuana, our position remains unchanged regarding the use by current NBA players of marijuana for recreational purposes.”