In 2014, Oregon passed the Legalized Marijuana Initiative, Measure 91 that allows the “in-state manufacture, processing, sale of marijuana by/to adults” and the state’s medical marijuana law stays intact.
Clifford Robinson, the former NBA All-Star and 1992-93 Sixth Man of the Year Award winner is scheduled to name an appearance at a Cannabis Collaborative Conference in February as a speaker
Robinson is opening up a grow operation in Oregon with a name called “Uncle Spliffy” as a nickname for “Uncle Cliffy.”
“It’s an opportunity for me to get out there and tell people a little bit about myself outside of basketball,” Robinson said. “People in Oregon know me as a basketball player, but I want distill the stigma around cannabis, the misperception that athletes and cannabis are incompatible.”
According to ESPN.com, Robinson had been suspended on multiple times with violating the league’s drug policy.
“Cannabis is definitely a more positive alternative to pharmaceuticals at the end of the day,” Robinson said. “Those are synthetics. I’m talking about something that’s natural that can bring the outcomes you’re looking for, be it for muscle tension or relaxation or preparedness.”
Robinson joins a list of former professional athletes that are saying that marijuana is a lot safer than any painkiller they would be given in their leagues.
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