Kevin Durant on marijuana: Settles you down, it's like having a glass of wine

Kevin Durant on marijuana: Settles you down, it's like having a glass of wine

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Kevin Durant on marijuana: Settles you down, it's like having a glass of wine

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In an interview with legendary comedian and television host David Letterman, Kevin Durant spoke candidly about how he sees and uses marijuana. “To me, it clears the distractions out of your brain a little bit,” Durant said in an advance of the interview. “Settles you down. It’s like having a glass of wine.”
Source: Jonathan Sherman @ ahnfiredigital.com

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Matt Williams @StatsWilliams
Jimmy Butler in 2nd half of games this postseason:
17.0 PPG (1st in NBA)
59% FG
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More importantly, Durant did raise the topic that even to this day, there are people serving serious time in prison for selling marijuana. That fact has become even more absurd as businesses all over the country make immense revenue from selling the product. Durant’s message and candid admission about being high during the interview itself are just two more signs of how much things have changed in recent years. It will be interesting to see how much more he discusses his involvement in the blossoming marijuana industry going forward. -via ahnfiredigital.com / May 18, 2022
In an interview with David Letterman (who showed up at Nets Media Day back in September) that will air later this month, Kevin Durant talks about his investment in WeedMaps an app that helps users locate marijuana dispensaries … and his personal use. “To me, it clears the distractions out of your brain a little bit. Settles you down. It’s like having a glass of wine,” Durant said in an advance of the interview provided to Bleacher Report by Netflix. When Letterman asks about his own use, KD smiled and responded, “I’m actually high right now.” -via NetsDaily / May 17, 2022
On a more serious note, Durant said he wants to “change the narrative around athletes and marijuana.” Durant told Letterman he began smoking marijuana when he was 22. He’s 33 now. While recreational marijuana is legal across the country (and in many if not a majority of the NBA cities), it is illegal in the NBA although the NBA suspended marijuana testing during the “bubble.” -via NetsDaily / May 17, 2022

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