NBA Player Says U.S. Should Legalize Cocaine When Asked About Canada Legalizing Marijuana

Nick Young a.k.a. Swaggy P is one of the more ridiculous players in the NBA right now. But his latest comments may be his craziest yet.

TMZ approached Young outside of a club and asked him about the possibility of the United State legalizing marijuana now that Canada has done so. Instead of using the opportunity to advocate on behalf of cannabis legalization, Young thought it would be a better idea to call on the United States to legalize cocaine.

“I want people to pass cocaine,” Young replied before getting into a car. “Everybody needs to do cocaine.”

Unsurprisingly, the story blew up, mostly just from people thinking it was funny that an NBA player would advocate for people to use cocaine. But apparently someone must've gotten to Young and told him that he should probably make it clear he doesn't actually think people should use cocaine. He posted a picture on his Instagram reiterating that it was a joke.

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Chill. You know I was just joking

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Besides being a mostly average NBA player, the only other thing Young was known for prior to this incident was dating rapper Iggy Azalea, but he was exposed by his former teammate that he was cheating on the music superstar.

Do expect anything less form a guy named Swaggy P?

(h/t Deadspin)


Glaucoma often makes the list of acceptable conditions for treatment by medical marijuana in states where the substance has been legalized, but the cannabis compound CBD could actually worsen the condition. A recent study from Indiana University has found that consuming CBD—a non-psychoactive compound in cannabis often used for medicinal purposes— actually increases eye pressure. "This study raises important questions about the relationship between the primary ingredients in cannabis and their effect on the eye," lead researcher Alex Straiker told Science Alert.