NBA star Kevin Durant likes cannabis, and he’s not afraid to tell the world.
According to Benzinga, Durant last year announced a partnership with marijuana investment company Canopy Rivers via his investment firm. He’s also supported Dutchie, a delivery service, according to the publication.
Now, Durant is becoming an advocate for cannabis use among NBA players and wants it to be taken off the banned substances list, according to the outlet.
In an episode of “All The Smoke,” which airs on Showtime, Durant said:
“It’s just like, marijuana is marijuana. It’s not harmful to anybody. It can only help and enhance and do good things. I feel like it shouldn’t even be a huge topic around it anymore.”- Kevin Durant
In a separate interview, NetsDaily.com reports Durant is dedicated to fighting stigma and supports social equity efforts to free incarcerated individuals with cannabis offenses.
“We start getting people out of jail for marijuana. That’s the next step,” he told the publication. “It’s a plant that’s put here for a reason, and that’s to bring us together. Hopefully it happens (removing marijuana from the banned substance list), especially in the NBA.”