The NBA was already relaxing its attitude toward marijuana when COVID-19 forced the league to cancel its season. When Commissioner Adam Silver announced that testing for cannabis use would be “paused” through the postponed season, CBS approached man-about-cannabis and NBA veteran Al Harrington for his thoughts on the decision.
- The forty-year-old Harrington expressed doubt that league officials postponed testing for reasons beneficial to the workforce. He said. “It would be insane to send testers into players’ homes right now.” Harrington did allow that the NBA can still become the first sports league to not test players for consumption.
- Harrington added, “I’m in Day 5 at home with my kids with this quarantine. If I didn’t have cannabis, I’d probably be hanging off my roof right now. You know what I’m saying?”