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NBA players ready to lift ban on medical marijuana use

• https://blog.sfgate.com, By Oscar Pascual

In an interview with SB Nation, National Basketball Players Association (NPBA) Executive Director Michele Roberts voiced her support for lifting the league's ban on marijuana in the near future.

"My own view is that there are substantial signs that support its efficacy and the value that it has for us, especially pain management," Roberts told SB Nation." We're in talks with the league to see where we can go with it."

Roberts also revealed in another interview with the Undefeated that the Players Association is currently examining research and studies on cannabis for medical use.

"I have certainly taken a look at what the current scientists are saying about this. And we are looking to have conversations with the league," said Roberts. "The thought is that we don't have the same pain management issues as football does. It is true because their injuries are much more significant. But we do have pain issues."

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