NBA player on medical marijuana: ‘We’ve been deprived’

Larry-Sanders-Bucks-Widescreen-WallpaperBy Annie-Rose Strasser | Think Progress

The Milwaukee Bucks’ Larry Sanders received a five-game suspension this week for using marijuana, which is in violation of the National Basketball Association’s drug program. But rather than issue a contrite statement to fans and the media, Sanders on Friday night defended his use of the substance, saying that he thinks it should and will be legal, and that players have been “deprived” of the medicinal benefits of the drug.

“It’s something I feel strongly about, just to let you know something personal about me,” Sanders told the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel:

“I will deal with the consequences from it. It’s a banned substance in my league. But I believe in marijuana and the medical side of it. I know what it is if I’m going to use it.

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If you’d like to discuss marijuana issues, contact Ryan Hurley, director of the Rose Law Group Medical Marijuana Dept. rhurley@roselawgroup.com

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