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NBA teams asking draft prospects about their Marijuana use

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Many NBA teams are now conducting interviews with draft prospects which involve questions centred around the topic of Marijuana and the prospects previous use of the drug.

Apparently franchises are taken the matter incredibly seriously and Alex Kennedy tweets how they will be doing this: "One NBA team is asking prospects if they would smoke weed to win over teammates. Followed by, "So when is the last time you smoked weed?"

The NBA has a strict drug policy and despite the use of Marijuana being legal in some states of the US, players caught partaking in the drug will face severe punishment.

For example, Milwaukee Bucks power forward Larry Sanders (pictured above) received a five game suspension after testing positively for marijuana. 

The use of Marijuana is well known globally, former Denver Nuggets executive Rex Chapman has said: "Across all walks of life and in every profession, people smoke (marijuana). This is no secret, and pro sports are not exempt"

The drug has become a major talking point in regards to sport and even superstars like Blake Griffin have expressed their opinion on the matter, Griffin recently said: ""It doesn't really affect me, But so many guys would probably benefit from it and not take as many painkillers, which have worse long-term effects. So I would vote yes. I just think it makes sense."

The debate on the legalisation of Marijuana wages on but currently it remains against the drug policy of the NBA and that is the reason why franchises are taking note of the detrimental affect it can have on their organisation and preparing for it, starting with the draft.

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