NBA will not randomly test players for marijuana again this season

The NBA won’t randomly test players for marijuana this season, a continuation of the policy that was put in place for the COVID-19 “restart bubble.”

The Associated Press reports that drug testing will continue for things such as human growth hormone and performance-enhancers, along with what the league calls “drugs of abuse” — such as methamphetamine, cocaine and opiates.

“We have agreed with the NBPA to extend the suspension of random testing for marijuana for the 2021-22 season and focus our random testing program on performance-enhancing products and drugs of abuse,” NBA spokesman Mike Bass said Wednesday.