A very unfunny thing happened to Dion Waiters on the way to… well, not the Forum; no one’s playing NBA ball there presently. In fact, the cannabis enthusiast’s worst nightmare occurred on a Phoenix to L.A. flight when he experienced an edible kick in… and kick in and kick in… Until Waiters, a mercurial talent presently under contract with the Miami Heat, had to be removed from the plane.
- Waiters’ has been suspended for 10 games without pay and his future in Miami is in doubt. The suspension makes the noted scorer ineligible for a bonus worth more than $1M.
- The incident illustrates just one of the difficulties resulting from American sports leagues having insufficient cannabis policies. This week, retired NBA champion Matt Barnes told WeedWeek he’s begun working with UCLA to improve sports league’s cannabis policies.