Is the Tide of Marijuana Use Turning in Sports?

Slowly but surely, it looks like the answer to that question is yes—for medicinal purposes, at least.

As marijuana becomes more accepted by the law and society at large in the United State, the major professional sports have been moving towards a more permissive and open direction towards marijuana use, albeit at a glacial pace.

The move in that direction was perhaps most evident last week, when former NBA commissioner David Stern voiced support for the league permitting medical marijuana.

“I think we have to change the Collective Bargaining Agreement and let you do what is legal in your state,” Stern said in an interview with Uninterrupted. “If marijuana is now in the process of being legalized, I think you should be allowed to do what’s legal in your state.”

The NBA issued a statement in response to Stern’s comments, which took a much more reserved tone.

“While Commissioner Silver has said that

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