While most of the news coverage surrounding cannabis and big time sports has to do with the NFL there is some chatter that suggest that pro basketball may become the first organized pro league to endorse marijuana for pain relief.
NBA commissioner Adam Silver is reportedly open to the idea.
Silver was recently asked to explain his position on how the NBA plans to deal with marijuana legalization. His response indicates some openness with respect to delving into the therapeutic potential of the cannabis plant.
“I would say it’s something we will look at,” Silver said. “I’m very interested in the science when it comes to medical marijuana.
While it is unlikely that the league will change the current policy anytime soon it's encouraging to at least see that there is an openness to it.