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Allstar Blake Griffin Endorses Medical Marijuana Use In The NBA

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In an interview with Rolling Stone yesterday, Blake Griffin of the Los Angeles Clippers voiced his support of medical marijuana use to treat pain in the NBA.  Currently, the NBA has strict penalties for drug use, which typically lead to suspensions and fines. It was only in 2011 that the NBA stopped testing for marijuana use in the off-season, but now that marijuana is in the limelight, its place in the NBA, as a form of medical treatment for pain, has come into question.

Griffin was asked:

The NFL might let players use medical marijuana to treat pain. If you had a vote, would the NBA do the same?

It doesn’t really affect me, but so many guys would probably benefit from it and not take as many painkillers, which have worse long-term effects. So I would vote yes. I just think it makes sense.

Griffin joins the chorus of other outspoken athletes like Larry Sanders of the Milwaukee Bucks, who said earlier this year, “I believe in marijuana and the medical side of it.”

Like any professional sport, the need for painkillers is a part of the game, and, as Griffin pointed out, the harmful long-term effects of some painkillers makes medical marijuana use an alluring alternative. Even the World Anti-Doping Agency and the UFC have begun by changing their thresholds of permissible amounts of marijuana.

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  • whattefuk

    He will endorse the “Icy Pot Patch” :)

    • Craig

      Dude….you just made me laugh so goddamn hard, I shot snot on my screen!!!

      • whatthe

        lol that’s the beauty of smokin weed, always come up with something ^_^

  • mlc

    Mr.Griffin is right, the affects of oxytocin “see Rush Limbaugh” is worse than smoker cannabis just make it legalize and b