For the third season in a row, the National Basketball Association (NBA) will reportedly not be randomly testing players for marijuana—a policy that insiders expect could become permanent. Players can still be screened for probable cause during the 2022-2023 season, but sports journalist Ben Dowsett said league sources told him random testing for cannabis will continue to be suspended, as it was for the first time in the height of the coronavirus pandemic. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver signaled in late… Read more.
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Major League Baseball (MLB) is partnering with Charlotte’s Web Holdings Inc. in an exclusive multi-year deal to make the brand the “Official CBD of Major League Baseball,” CNBC reports. It is the first deal between a CBD company and one of the four major U.S. professional sports leagues. MLB announced in June it would allow teams to begin selling sponsorships to CBD brands. Previously, only Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and NASCAR allowed CBD sponsorships. Under MLB rules, all products considered for sponsorships must first pass… Read more.