NBA will no longer randomly drug test players for the 2020-21 season
New York – The NBA (National Basketball Association) will no longer randomly drug test players for the 2020-21 season. Instead of testing for cannabis, the league will focus on performance-enhancing drugs and drug abuse. However, if a player is questioned by personnel, that player can still get tested as marijuana remains a banned substance.
NBA Head of Communications and spokesman Mike Bass commented with the following:
“In conjunction with the pandemic, we have agreed with the NBPA (National Basketball Players Association) to suspend random testing for marijuana.”
While recovering from an injury back in February, NBA superstar Kevin Durant voiced his support for marijuana use. “It can only help and enhance and do good things,” Durant said.
Will this trend continue for further NBA seasons?
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