Former NBA Commissioner David Stern was viewed as a disciplinarian during his time running the NBA. He was definitely not an ally to NBA players when it came to weed. In his retirement, Stern has become surprisingly more chill regarding the ganj.
He spoke with former NBA player and medical marijuana entrepreneur Al Harrington, in an interview for the Uninterrupted, and said that he supports the legalization of medical marijuana – largely because he saw a CNN documentary by Sanjay Gupta that enlightened him to the medical usage of the drug – and thinks the NBA should remove it from the banned substance list.
File this interview under “Things you never thought you would hear in a million years.” David Stern is now down with the herb.