Last month, former NBA commissioner David Stern, who led the league from 1984 until 2014, made headlines for suggesting that the Association should medical marijuana “.”
Stern, who was doing an interview with former NBA player Al Harrington, said “I’m now at the point where, personally, I think [marijuana] probably should be removed from the ban list,” Stern said. “I think there is universal agreement that marijuana for medical purposes should be completely legal.”
Now, the Minnesota Timberwolves‘ budding superstar, Karl-Anthony Towns, says he is in agreement. During an interview with ESPN, Towns said that the league should make medical marijuana legal for players to use. Via ESPN:
If you’re commissioner Adam Silver and could make one change to the rules in the NBA, what would it be?
I agree with David Stern with marijuana. You don’t have to actually make it “Mary J” [or] “Half Baked.” You don’t have to do it like that, but you could use the [chemical] properties in it to make a lot of people better. That’s something that Adam Silver has to do, that’s out of my control, but maybe legalizing marijuana. Not fully legal where people are chimneys but using [marijuana] as a beneficial factor as an athlete, as a person living daily. I think a lot of times fans forget that sometimes there may be some things that are banned that may not be the greatest for playing basketball, but for everyday living off the court, sometimes those things that are legal could help us.