Former NBA chief Stern calls for changes of marijuana rules
NEW YORK: Former NBA commissioner David Stern believes medicinal marijuana use by players should be allowed, but the league says it won't allow it for recreational use. Stern was interviewed by ex-NBA player Al Harrington for the website Uninterrupted's documentary "Concept of Cannabis." Stern said he thought there was "universal agreement that marijuana for medical purposes should be completely legal." Adam Silver, who replaced Stern as commissioner in 2014, has said he is interested in studying more about the safety of medicinal marijuana. But Stern, who spent 30 years as commissioner, seemed ready to go a step further in his interview. "I think we have to change the Collective Bargaining Agreement and let you do what is legal in your state," he said.