The NBA has decided to remove marijuana from the list of banned substances. Players in the NBA will no longer be tested for weed as part of an agreement with the NBPA.
According to Shams Charania of ‘The Athletic,’ the agreement is set to last seven years with a mutual opt-out after the sixth year. In the 2019-2020 season, it was revealed that the league stopped testing for marijuana. Via Twitter, Charania said, “NBA players will no longer be prohibited for marijuana under the new seven-year Collective Bargaining Agreement. It’s been removed from the anti-drug testing program, a process that began during 2019-20 season.”