Karl-Anthony Towns: Time for NBA to allow medical marijuana

ABS-CBN Sports on Nov 16, 2017 01:37 PM
Karl-Anthony Towns: Time for NBA to allow medical marijuana
FILE - NEW ORLEANS, LA - NOVEMBER 1: Karl-Anthony Towns #32 of the Minnesota Timberwolves shoots the ball during the game against the New Orleans Pelicans on November 1, 2017 at Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Layne Murdoch/NBAE via Getty Images)

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Timberwolves star Karl-Anthony Towns believes the NBA should permit the use of medicinal marijuana.

In an interview with ESPN published Wednesday, the 22-year-old Towns said he agrees with former NBA Commissioner David Stern’s stance that the drug should be removed from the league’s banned substance list. Towns raised the issue when asked by an ESPN reporter what change he would make if he were in NBA Commissioner Adam Silver’s place.

Towns told reporters in Minnesota before the game Wednesday (Thursday, PHL time) against San Antonio that his experiences working with autistic children and his research into the medicinal benefits of marijuana have helped shape his belief. He said he hoped to help erase the “bad stigma” about the drug, which he said he has never used.

Latest News