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Former NBA commissioner David Stern, who upheld a strict policy against marijuana use during his tenure (1984-2014), said it might be time for the league to remove marijuana from the league’s banned substance list.ard Drew, File)
Former NBA commissioner David Stern, who tightened up the league’s policy on marijuana during his tenure from 1984 until 2014, reversed his opinion on the subject in an interview with former NBA star Al Harrington when he said marijuana “probably should be removed from the banned substance list.’’ Stern’s stunning declaration came at the end of a long conversation with Harrington, who works for the cannibis industry, during a documentary interview for Uniterrupted. Harrington began using cannabinoids, or CBD, which does not contain the psychoactive substance THC that’s commonly associated with marijuana highs, to treat an ongoing knee injury. ‘‘It’s a completely different perception [of marijuana],’’ Stern said, crediting a 2013 CNN documentary on the subject hosted by Sanjay Gupta with helping to change his mind. ‘‘I think there’s universal agreement that marijuana for medical purposes should be completely legal.’’ Like the NBA, marijuana used for recreational and medical purposes remains on the NFL’s prohibited list. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, however, has said he is willing to evaluate the potential medical uses cannabis might offer players. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has also said he’s ‘‘open’’ to discussion on the issue of medical marijuana.
Fultz (shoulder) out 3 games
Philadelphia 76ers rookie guard Markelle Fultz will miss the next three games with soreness in his right shoulder. Fultz, the No. 1 pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, has had problems with his shoulder all season that have greatly affected his free throw mechanics. Fultz’s form has been widely mocked as his shots clanked