According to a memo from the players' association that ESPN obtained on Wednesday, NBA players will not be subject to random marijuana testing.
The NBA and NBPA have reached an agreement that is a repetition of an amended policy that was established with the 2020 Orlando restart. It continued through the 2020-21 season. It remains within the COVID-19 protocols of the union and league.
The memo stated that testing will continue for "drugs to abuse and performance-enhancing substances".
Although marijuana is still prohibited by the league's collective agreement, negotiations between the league & players' association have eased restrictions. While the NBA and NBPA have granted significant rights to vaccinated players, they have maintained strict protocols for those who have not been vaccinated.