Article by David Yasvinski, Growth Op
Kevin Durant doesn’t understand why we’re still talking about pot.
The Brooklyn Nets all-star, who is sidelined for the remainder of the NBA season with a torn Achilles, said the drug should be no more controversial than the legal stimulants or depressants the team, and the rest of the world, already enjoys.
“Everybody on my team drinks coffee every day. Taking caffeine every day,” Durant said on the latest episode of the All the Smoke podcast. “Or guys go out to have wine after games or have a little drink here and there. Marijuana should be in that tone. Why are we even talking about? It shouldn’t even be a conversation now.
“So hopefully we can get past that and the stigma around it and know that it does nothing but make people have a good time, make people hungry, bring people together — that plant brings us all together.”
Durant, of course, has a vested interest in marijuana beyond just using it to help him get over painful on-court injuries: The small forward has forged a deal with Canopy Rivers through his company, Thirty Five Ventures, and also backs a retail platform for cannabis called Dutchie alongside Snoop Dogg.