The NBA and NBPA have agreed to conduct performance enhancing drug testing when the season resumes in Orlando, but won’t test for recreational drugs.
In other words, players won’t face potential marijuana-related fines or suspensions.
After the NBA suspended the season back in March, the two sides reached an agreement to halt drug testing for players.
Positive PED tests result in harsher penalties than marijuana tests.
Deandre Ayton of the Phoenix Suns and John Collins of the Atlanta Hawks were both suspended 25 games earlier this season for violating the league’s anti-drug policy.
Players typically have four random drug tests during the season and two during the offseason.