With hashish an open secret within the NBA, this ex-gamer is pushing the league to permit CBD – Hashish Enterprise Government

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Al Harrington had seen that day come for years.

While the former NBA striker was in Las Vegas strolling through MJBizCon, the largest cannabis trade convention in the United States, a friend posted him an Instagram post saying that Major League Baseball is no longer on marijuana in the minor leagues will test a response to opioid use in professional athletes. It was a pivotal turning point for proponents like Harrington who believed cannabis was a healthier medical option.

Harrington, founder of a cannabis company, Viola, was on the forefront of advancing a similar message in basketball.

“I think the day-to-day pain management problems gamers deal with can be solved by cannabis,” said Harrington of athletes who are often prescribed pain medication, including highly addictive opioids, after surgery. “Something that is all natural and nowhere near as harmful as what you are using now.”

Medical marijuana has been legalized in 33 states, and 11 states have voted to allow it for recreational use. Despite being pro-marijuana, Harrington believes cannabidiol (CBD), the less stigmatized and less psychoactive cousin of weed, is an easier product to accept for the NBA.

Along with co-founders Joe Abunassar, a well-known NBA coach, and Sanford Kunkel, a former Indiana Pacers team doctor, Harrington founded a hemp-derived CBD brand, Harrington Wellness. [Read More @ The Washington Post]

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