NBA players vying for a spot on Team USA will be subject to cannabis testing

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National Basketball Association (NBA) players in the running to represent Team USA during the upcoming summer Olympics would do well to stub out off-duty puffs both now and during the event itself. The last cannabis testing for NBA players was more than a year ago, according to The Athletic . This was in the midst of COVID-19, when both fan attendance and player socializing was restricted or banned. But a no-testing approach will not be the case for members of the national team team attending the Olympics in Tokyo, located in a country that takes any drug-related infractions seriously and where cannabis is illegal . Pot will get you ousted from the Olympics, but is it performance enhancing? Boxers, MMA athletes will no longer be subject to cannabis testing in Florida U.K. athletes to face shorter bans for recreational drug use Obtained by The Athletic , a memo sent to the 30 NBA teams this week makes clear that all participants will be subject to World Anti-Doping Agency testing. That testing — which will apply as long as the person is no longer a potential player on the team or the games themselves are cancelled — will cover substances, including cannabinoids, narcotics and performance-enhancing drugs, the publication cites the memo as noting. Information from the International Olympic Committee notes “it is the athletes’ personal duty to ensure that no prohibited substance enters their bodies. Athletes are responsible for any prohibited substance or its metabolites or markers found to be present in their samples.” The 57 NBA players being considered for Team USA will be subject to marijuana testing starting May 25, The Athletic reports. The training camp for the Olympic team, which begins while the NBA finals are underway, is set to start a little before or after July 1.…

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