Former Warrior Al Harrington Stars in Marijuana Legalization Ad
By Jake Montero
Former “We Believe” era Warrior Al Harrington has come out in strong support of California Proposition 64, an initiative that would legalize marijuana in the state, and has been featured in an ad campaign featuring numerous other California celebrities that support the proposition.
Harrington joins Jay Z, Russell Simmons, Common, Olivia Wilde and Michael K. Williams as the notable names that are part of the “Artists for Yes on 64” campaign.
In the ad released on Tuesday, Harrington talks about both his and his family’s history of medical marijuana use, despite the fact that the former forward was once opposed to using the drug recreationally at a young age.
“When I was young i definitely did not smoke,” Harrington says in the video. “We definitely had that connotation that it was bad for you. Especially because it was illegal, you felt like you would go to jail so I stayed as far away from it as I could.”
Harrington first experienced the benefits of using the drug for medicinal purposes after using it to treat the pain and inflammation that came from a staph infection. Harrington has continued to see the positive effects of the substance first hand, after recommending it to his grandmother to treat her glaucoma, an eye condition that can cause blindness.
The NBA currentnly bans the use of marijuana, though Harrington never once tested positive during his 16 year career.
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