Former NBA Commissioner David Stern made news late last month when he said the NBA should remove marijuana from its banned substance use. That stance was a change in how Stern perceived marijuana, particularly as a form of medical treatment for some conditions.
Minnesota Timberwolves star Karl-Anthony Towns, in an interview with ESPN.com’s Nick Friedell, says he believes the NBA should allow marijuana to be used for medical purposes in the NBA. Towns, who says he has never smoked the drug himself, often works with those suffering from autism and has seen how it can help that condition. In the interview ESPN.com, Towns notes that marijuana could also be beneficial for some lingering health issues NBA players can face:
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