Former NBA power forward Al Harrington says his weed sales have doubled during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Harrington used cannabis during his playing career. The NBA isn’t testing its players for weed during the hiatus.
“The challenge is gonna be making sure that we can keep up with the demand at this point,” Al Harrington tells TMZ Sports. “Everybody is stocking up on their favorite brands. I feel like the ‘canna-curious’ is really steppin’ up right now, especially when you’re stuck in the house with your kids 24 hours a day.”
Marijuana is legal in Colorado and Illinois. However, players on the Denver Nuggets and Chicago Bulls would get in trouble by the NBA, not the law, for using cannabis if the season was still going on.
Harrington once said he believes 80 percent of NBA players in today’s game consume cannabis. It’s safe to assume there are some players out there right now who are using it since there are no games going on and multiple cities are on lockdown.
NBA owners are hoping to resume the season in the summer. Until the coronavirus dies down, Harrington’s weed sales may continue to rise.
In 16 seasons in the NBA, Harrington averaged 13.5 points, 5.6 rebounds and 1.7 assists while shooting 44.4 percent from the field, 35.2 percent from beyond the arc and 72.7 percent from the free-throw line.