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NBA suspends marijuana testing again in 2021-22

Oct 11, 2020; Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA; NBA Commissioner Adam Silver during the trophy presentation after game six of the 2020 NBA Finals between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Miami Heat at AdventHealth Arena. The Los Angeles Lakers won 106-93 to win the series. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 11, 2020; Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA; NBA Commissioner Adam Silver during the trophy presentation after game six of the 2020 NBA Finals between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Miami Heat at AdventHealth Arena. The Los Angeles Lakers won 106-93 to win the series. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

NBA players won’t be subject to random testing for marijuana again this upcoming season, ESPN reported Wednesday.

Random tests continue for “drugs of abuse and performing enhancing substances,” per ESPN, citing a memo it obtained from the National Basketball Players Association.

The 2020-21 season was the first full campaign that testing protocols for marijuana were suspended, following the policy that was put in place at the restart of the truncated season in 2019-20 in Orlando.

–Field Level Media