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Milwaukee Bucks center Larry Sanders is injured for the remainder of the 2014 NBA season and he’s been shamelessly coping with the pain by smoking more weed than Wiz Khalifa.

The league got a sample of his dirty urine and handed him a five-game suspension for the beginning of next season as a penalty.

Despite accepting his punishment, Sanders is speaking out against the NBA due to his personal beliefs for blazing up in a statement:

“It’s something I feel strongly about, just to let you know something personal about me,” Sanders said. “I will deal with the consequences from it. It’s a banned substance in my league. But I believe in marijuana and the medical side of it. I know what it is if I’m going to use it.

“I study it and I know the benefits it has. In a lot of ways we’ve been deprived. You can’t really label it with so many other drugs that people can be addicted to and have so many negative effects on your body and your family and your relationships and impairment. This is not the same thing.

“The stigma is that it’s illegal. I hate that. Once this becomes legal, this all will go away. But I understand for my work it’s a banned substance. I will deal with the consequences and I apologize again to my fans for that.

Several NFL players have also voiced their opinion in agreeable with the one Sanders carries.

It’s a misguided notion to think marijuana will forever be a banned substance, but for now, it’s a still illegal.

H/T: Fox Sports

Photo: Instagram/Larry Sanders

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