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    OAKLAND -- Steve Kerr reiterated Tuesday that marijuana did not relieve his chronic pain but added that others likely benefit from its legalization in California.

    "Unfortunately, it didn't work for me," Kerr said. "So I was disappointed.

    "I do feel strongly that it's a much better option than some of the prescription drugs. And I know that it's helping a lot of people, which is great."

    California on New Year's Day legalized recreational marijuana use, making it available at retail outlets throughout the state.

    "As long as it's regulated and used wisely, then I am a proponent," Kerr said. "But it's not something that helped me. Hopefully, it helps a lot of others."

    Kerr, 52, tried cannabis in hopes of alleviating the pain he has experienced since undergoing multiple back surgeries in the summer of 2015.