The word “marijuana” in professional sports is so taboo that most people don’t want to even speak on it publicly. While there have been more players lately to speak out about it and the positive effects it can have on healing the body, it’s still treated like a serious drug by all pro leagues and even folks who know it’s not a big deal are hesitant to talk about it. Thankfully, Steve Kerr is not one of those people as he admitted using it recently and seems to be an advocate for its use.


Kerr has been dealing with health issues for a couple years now, mainly with his back and severe migraine headaches. His issues caused him to miss just about the entire first half of last season and he admitted on an appearance on the “Warriors Inside Podcast” that he used marijuana a couple times to deal with the pain.

“I guess maybe I can even get in some trouble for this, but I’ve actually tried it twice during the last year and a half, when I’ve been going through this chronic pain that I’ve been dealing with,” Kerr said Friday on The Warriors Insider Podcast.

“(After) a lot of research, a lot of advice from people and I have no idea if maybe I would have failed a drug test. I don’t even know if I’m subject to a drug test or any laws from the NBA.”

I have a feeling Kerr won’t have to worry about random drug testing to be on the sidelines but he continued to raise a point that has been made constant times. Marijuana is treated unfairly as a drug, especially when you consider what you can “legally” get.

“There’s this perception in our country that over-the-counter drugs are fine, but pot is bad,” Kerr said, explaining that some folks continue to resist the notion that pot is somehow more treacherous than, say, alcohol, while others have studied the subject and become advocates.”

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