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Kenyon Martin Claims That 85 Percent of NBA Players Smoke Weed

Despite its proven track record in pain management, healing, and concussion treatment, marijuana remains on the banned substance list in most major sports. While leagues like the UFC have been progressive about their views on cannabis, most leagues are simply behind the eight-ball. The NBA remains one of those leagues, although there has been plenty of evidence to suggest they are willing to get with the times.

It’s been far from a secret that the NBA has been getting laxer about its weed policies over the years. Former commissioner, David Stern, talked at length with former NBA Al Harington about removing weed from the banned substance list, and the known-stickler appeared genuine about adapting to the times.

The current commissioner, Adam Silver, has openly said he will revisit the NBA’s policy for medicinal marijuana. And today, on a 4/20 roundtable discussion with B/R Mag’s Master Tesfatsiont, a bunch of former NBAers reveals how much weed was actually smoked in their playing days.

Kenyon Martin Claims That 85 Percent of NBA Players Smoke Weed

In the interview, former NBA  power forward Kenyon Martin, alongside fellow ex-players, Matt Barnes, Cuttino Mobley and the aforementioned Harrington, reveals that most of the league’s players toke up on a regular basis. In fact, Kenyon Martin claims that 85 percent of NBA players smoke weed.

“How many closet smokers do you think there are?,” asks Tesfatsiont.

“I think 85 percent of the League,” Martin estimated. It was a lot of people who you wouldn’t think [smoked].”

Matt Barnes, who retired just last season after 15 years in the NBA, went into specifics.

“GMs, coaches, presidents,” Barnes said. “It goes deeper than you would think. Some of the people who are cranking whips and suspending us are smoking weed.”

“Mostly everybody is a closet smoker,” said Harrington, who has transitioned into a second career in the cannabis industry.” “All my billionaire mentors. They all consume [cannabis].”

“They smoke like crazy.”

Final Hit: Kenyon Martin’s Estimation

While Kenyon Martin did say that those estimations come from his time, it’s more likely than not the tradition has stayed strong. If anything, with cannabis’ rising legality, it has opened the doors for increased usage throughout the league.

And Martin’s words pretty much align with what former NBA point guard Jay Williams had to say about cannabis consumption in the NBA. The ex-point guard estimated that around 80% of the league smokes weed.

“You see pictures of guys in California going in and getting their medical marijuana cards. And I’m not just saying athletes, let’s talk about society. I know a lot of people that use it. It’s something that the whole world is becoming more progressive with. So it’s about time some of these entities do as well,” Williams said in an interview with FOXBusiness.com

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Everything You Need To Know About SoCal Cannabis Cup: Day 2

The SoCal Cannabis Cup: Day 2 is poised to be as exciting and thrilling as the first day of the event was.

Yesterday, Cannabis Cup-goers arrived in droves to the event site. Taking the news of the block to sell legal cannabis products in stride, many who came to the first day of the SoCal Cannabis Cup brought their own products to enjoy and share.

The opening day of the SoCal Cannabis Cup was filled with vendors offering their newest, most innovative cannabis accessories and services, live podcasts, tattoo artists inking some sick designs and some body marbling artists providing some less-permanent body art.

And of course, some adorable baby animals at the petting zoo.

Everything You Need To Know About SoCal Cannabis Cup: Day 2

At night, live musical performances brought everyone to the stage to watch Baby Yu, Felli Fell, Lupe Fiasco and Rick Ross. Last night’s headliner was none other than hip-hop living legend Nas, who had just celebrated the 24th anniversary of his debut album, “Illmatic.”

What’s On For Cannabis Cup: Day 2?

Festival Map:

12 Reasons To Get Excited for the SoCal Cannabis Cup 2018

When and Where is the SoCal Cannabis Cup?

The SoCal Cannabis Cup is from April 20th to the 22nd at the NOS Events Center in San Bernardino California.  Doors open at 12 pm for VIP tickets and 12:30 for GA each day. The event closes at 10 pm on Friday/Saturday and 8 pm on Sunday.

Who Can Attend This Year?

This year, anyone aged 18 or over will be allowed to attend the event. Just bring ID to prove it.

Where Can You Park?

Follow signs when you arrive at the NOS Events Center for paid attendee parking.

Where Can I Find the Baby Goats?

Here is our festival map so you don’t have to try and figure out how to navigate the event while stoned at the last minute.

Can You Buy Weed?

The San Bernardino City Council voted to block the lawful sale of cannabis-based products at the last minute. But that won’t stop us from blazing together while celebrating the people, music and herb that has healed so many. There are hundreds of medical/recreational cannabis dispensaries and delivery services throughout California where you can make purchases prior to entering the event.

Can You Smoke Weed?

Absolutely. Cannabis will still be consumed at the cannabis cup.

How Does Judging Work?

Entries are scored using a two-tiered digital system that includes a qualitative score from judges and a quantitative score from lab tests.

The qualitative score accounts for 75 percent of the total, with judges looking at aroma, flavor, visual appeal, potency and other factors depending on the category.

The lab testing accounts for the rest.

When Are The Podcasts?

4/21 Live Podcasts

  • Nicole West & Colin Gordon, Ethos Genetics – 3 pm

4/22 Live Podcasts

  • Harry Resin – 1 pm

So What About The Music?

Hoping to get lifted and watch some live performances by some of the biggest names in the industry? We got you. Here’s when everything is going down:

Saturday Performances:

  • Ever – 4 pm
  • Big Mike – 5 pm
  • Fabolous – 6:15 pm
  • Raekwon – 7:30 pm
  • Lil Wayne – 9 pm

Sunday Performances:

  • Justin Credible – 1 pm
  • Award Show – 2:30 pm
  • Rich The Kid – 4 pm
  • Yo Gotti – 5 pm
  • TI – 6 pm
  • 2 Chainz – 7 pm

For more information and tickets visit https://www.cannabiscup.com/420la/

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Swedish Musician and DJ Avicii Dead at Age 28

Some harrowing news was confirmed on 4/20, as it was reported that Swedish musician and DJ Avicii dead at age 28.

Avicii Pronounced Dead

Avicii’s publicist, Diana Baron, announced that the musician, whose real name is Tim Bergling, has passed away.

“It is with profound sorrow that we announce the loss of Tim Bergling, also known as Avicii,” Baron said in a statement. “He was found dead in Muscat, Oman this Friday afternoon local time, April 20th. The family is devastated and we ask everyone to please respect their need for privacy in this difficult time. No further statements will be given.”

No formal cause of death has been revealed at this time.

Considered a pioneer of the electronic dance genre, the Swedish musician, DJ, remixer and record producer first burst onto the scene in 2011, when he released the popular house song, “Levels,” which launched him into superstardom.

The song became the number one song in Sweden, Hungary, and Norway, while also managing to garner the top spot on the U.S. Billboard Dance Club Songs chart.

In 2012, Avicii was nominated for his second Grammy award, this time, for his collaboration with David Guetta on the song”Sunshine.” That year, he also became the first electronic artist to be the headliner at the Radio City Music Hall.

He released his first album, True, in 2013, which he followed up with Stories in 2015 and his 2017 EP, Avīci (01).

Avicii’s health has been a major question mark year, and the DJ famously retired from touring back in 2016, citing a variety of health issues including acute pancreatitis.He also had his gallbladder and pancreas removed back in 2014.

“To me it was something I had to do for my health,” Bergling told The Hollywood Reporter in 2016. “The scene was not for me. It was not the shows and not the music. It was always the other stuff surrounding it that never came naturally to me. All the other parts of being an artist. I’m more of an introverted person in general. It was always very hard for me. I took on board too much negative energy, I think.”

The musician attributed most of his prevalent ailments to excessive drinking and partying. However, Avicci revealed in a 2013 interview with Time magazine, that he had stopped consuming alcohol altogether.

“I was drinking way too much, partying in general way too much,” Bergling said. “So that forced me to do a 180 and stop drinking.”

In addition to his solo work, Avicci has collaborated with several big-name musicians, including Jon Bon Jovi, Coldplay, Madonna Serj Tankian of System of a Down, Chris Martin, Wyclef Jean, Matisyahu and most recently, Rita Ora.

Final Hit: Swedish Musician and DJ Avicii Dead at Age 28

Following the death of the young musician, two of Bergling’s fellow DJs immediately reached out to pay their respects.

Calvin Harris and deadmau5, a couple of fellow stalwarts in the electronic genre, reacted to the news on Twitter.

Bergling was survived by his parents, Klas Bergling and Anki Lidén., his sister, Linda Sterner; and his brothers, Anton Körberg and David Bergling.

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