There's no doubt many players will be happy with the latest regulations announced by the NBA for the upcoming 2020/21 season.
Ben Dowsett reported that just like in the 'bubble' last season, NBA will not test its players for marijuana for the upcoming 2020-21 season.
League sources: Continuing a theme from the Orlando bubble, the NBA will not test its players for marijuana for the upcoming 2020-21 season.— Ben Dowsett (@Ben_Dowsett) December 3, 2020
Sources told Dowsett that this decision is largely based on COVID safety and is just another way of limiting unnecessary contacts. There's also significant expectation from many in the league that the entire marijuana testing program is eliminated in the near future.
Even though the NBA's random marijuana testing program will not run for the entire season, testing for cause, which includes past offenders or those who have given reasonable cause to suspect use, will continue.
Former players, Matt Barnes and Stephen Jackson have been advocating for the marijuana test to stop for some time now. Once the news were reported, both NBA Champions took over social media to express their happiness.