According to Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports, the NBA and National Basketball Players Association have reached an agreement to not subject players to drug testing during the league-wide hiatus caused by the coronavirus:
According to Haynes, this only in effect while the league is on pause:
Players typically undergo “six random, unannounced urine drug tests during each season and off-season,” as stated in Article XXXIII of the collective bargaining agreement.
This rare agreement is only temporary, sources said.
Marijuana, steroids and performance-enhancing drugs are some of the banned substances in the league’s anti-drug program, even though some states allow recreational and medicinal marijuana use for those 21 or older.
It’s unknown at this time when, or if, the season will resume.