The NBA ,National Basketball Association, is now allowing Basketball players to use Marijuana. Formed in the United States in 1949 , the use of Marijuana in the NBA has been banned for over 77 years. Players such as LaMello Ball, Steve Nash, Allen Iverson, LeBron James, Kevin Durant and more have all been known to smoke marijuana, even some players admitted using the medicine to help with injuries such as back pain, arthritis , depression and more. Marijuana is a Schedule I substance under the Controlled Substances Act, they claim that it is a gateway drug for other worse drugs and leads to addiction.
Marijuana and CBD have been known to help with Lowering blood pressure , Reducing inflammation, Preventing relapse in drug and alcohol addiction ,Treating anxiety disorders, Treating gastrointestinal disorders , Preventing seizures, and help Fighting certain types of cancer many of which NBA players are suffering from. Many players believe by smoking marijuana this can help other players with an all natural medicine instead of other man made medicines which have various side effects. This is a major step for NBA players and a relief for those who are suffering, will the NFL follow suit, only time will tell.