Cliff Robinson, a former NBA player with an illustrious career, is using his experience with cannabis to speak publicly about its benefits, and promote plans to open his own storefront in Portland, Oregon.
Robinson was penalized by the NBA for using cannabis during his career.
“I did it, I was wrong, I paid the penalty. But now we’re in a new time, and we’re trying to move forward,”
Oregon has both medicinal and recreational cannabis laws, but the NBA retains the right to create their own regulations. When asked about the possibility of the NBA changing their policies on marijuana use, Robinson stated, “There are a lot of things that have to fall into place” before that could happen.
Portland will be hosting the Cannabis Collaborative Conference on February 3-4, and Robinson will be a keynote speaker on February 4th. He will be using the moniker “Uncle Spliffy” to promote his business, which is set to open in Portland later this year.
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