The NBA and the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) have reached a tentative new collective bargaining agreement.
According to The Athletic, NBA players will no longer be penalized for using cannabis after the league removes it from the drug testing program.
The reported decision comes after the NBA in recent seasons agreed to not randomly test players for cannabis.
The NBA’s previous rules carried punishments for cannabis use that included a $25,000 fine after a second violation and a five-game suspension after a third.
Players will also now be allowed to promote and invest in cannabis companies.
According to Axios, the MLB in 2019 removed cannabis from its banned substances list and the NFL shortened the window for testing, freeing players to use cannabis in the offseason.