BIG3 will allow cannabinoid treatment for pain management; Al Harrington says ‘we’re here to change the stigma’

The BIG3 will announce it will legalize the use of cannabidiol (CBD) on Wednesday, league co-founder Jeff Kwatinetz told CBS Sports. This will make the BIG3 the first United States-based professional sports league to allow CBD. 

“This is a no-brainer decision,” Kwatinetz said. “This is a medical decision. It is a medical and a humane decision. To not allow athletes to use CBD and instead to force them to use opioids is irresponsible and perhaps even disgusting. It reflects an attitude of not caring about player health.”

Kwatinetz repeatedly referenced the opioid crisis, saying that CBD is a less dangerous alternative when more at