NBA players will be able to smoke weed under new collective bargaining agreement

The National Basketball Association and its players’ union reached a tentative agreement on a new seven-year collective bargaining agreement Saturday.

To become official, the deal will need to be ratified both by NBA team owners and by NBA players. Because the agreement has not yet been ratified, specific details have not been publicly confirmed by either party.

One concession to players is that marijuana has been removed from the league’s drug testing program, and as such they will no longer be penalized for toking up, sources briefed on the negotiations told The Athletic.

League officials, however, have gotten one of their goals fulfilled as well, according to the Associated Press. 

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