Joe Rogan Discusses Nick Diaz Pot Use
Category: Celebrities | Posted on Tue, February, 14th 2012 by THCFinder
Feb 14, 2012 - If you've ever experienced "The Joe Rogan Experience," you know the UFC analyst, professional comic and TV host is likely to riff on any number of topics. So when Rogan stopped by Monday's edition of The MMA Hour, it was worth exploring many of the headlines making news in mixed martial arts.
Among the biggest stories over the past week is Nick Diaz, his positive drug test and marijuana issues. Rogan discussed that, the UFC's support of the controversial SOPA bill, and more.
The following are some of select sound bytes on the topics.
"I think it is a performance-enhancing drug. If it wasn’t, a huge majority of jiu-jitsu guys wouldn't be using it before they train. A lot of Brazilian guys use marijuana before they train. A lot of American jiu-jitsu guys use it before they train. And they don’t do it because it hurts them; they do it because it helps them."
On Nick Diaz's marijuana use
"I think he likes smoking weed. I think it’s that simple. I think he’s doing it whether or not he’s fighting, whether he’s training or running marathons."
On how to handle Diaz
"He needs like a Cus D’Amato-type character, who’s there watching everything he does and making things easy for him. All that nonsense where he couldn’t get on the plane... look, you’re not dealing with your average dude. Someone should’ve been taking care of him. They should’ve had someone pick him up at the house. Don't make him drive to the airport. Pick him up. Test him on your own. It’s not expensive. Test him in advance and make sure he’s clean. Make sure he doesn’t have issues."
On exemptions for testosterone replacement therapy vs. marijuana
"I think if testosterone is legal, you can easily make the argument that marijuana should be legal under a doctor’s prescription. I do believe that they’re both performance-enhancing substances. I think that testosterone is in fact, more of a performance-enhancer."
On Diaz's possible retirement
"Especially during his time in Strikeforce, he improved dramatically. I think he hasn’t even hit his full potential yet. He’s not even in his prime as an athlete … I think that Nick has a massive amount of potential. As a fan, I really hope he doesn’t retire, and as someone who loves to do commentary on his fights, because he’s a really exceptional athlete. He's really a one-of-a-kind guy, a complete, total original not just in his style of fighting, which is very original, but in his style and demeanor. He's a very unique guy."
On Diaz's penalty
The Nevada state athletic commission has pretty set guidelines and precedents that have already been set. I think in the situation you're dealing with, the real question is, whether or not it makes sense that some things are legal and others are not. Which ones make sense and which ones don't. The way it is now, he tested positive. You could argue that marijuana should be legal, but the bottom line is it's illegal, he tested positive, and it's up to the Nevada state athletic commission to make a judgment.
Valentines day Tokes
Category: Tokers | Posted on Tue, February, 14th 2012 by THCFinder
Vending gets marijuana dispensary in hot water
Category: News | Posted on Tue, February, 14th 2012 by THCFinder
The founder of the company that makes the medical marijuana vending machine recently purchased by Purple Cross RX sent a cease-and-desist letter to the local dispensary and has threatened to sue it for harming his company’s image.
Vincent Mehdizadeh, the founder and chief executive officer of Prescription Vending Machines, Inc., said he and the media “have fallen victim” to Purple Cross founder Scott McPhail, whom Mehdizadeh says lied about his involvement with the machine that uses touch-screen technology to distribute marijuana to card-holding patients.
“We’re doing big things on a state level,” Mehdizadeh said. “We can’t be mixed in with a trouble-making dispensary. I had no idea they had trouble with San Benito County. Now it’s a huge mess.”
McPhail got in contact with The Pinnacle and local television stations last week to showcase the MedBox machine that he had purchased and put in the lobby of his dispensary on Bolsa Road. He told the newspaper that he planned to market the machines to pharmacies, medical facilities and other dispensaries throughout the state. A television station reported that McPhail helped create the machine, which is not true.
That prompted Mehdizadeh to contact McPhail and demand that he stop conducting “unauthorized interviews” and offering “misinformation” that is “causing a lot of frustration within my company.”
“This, along with the fact that the clinic you house the machine at is the subject of a lawsuit from San Benito County, is extremely troubling,” Mehdizadeh wrote to McPhail, adding that Purple Cross may continue to use the machine only for demonstration purposes for “prospective interested parties with properly licenses marijuana clinics.”
“I appreciate your enthusiasm for my company’s products,” the letter continued. “However, you may have really damaged my company’s reputation in ways you can’t even begin to understand ... Now people will wonder if Purple Cross Rx is owned by Medbox, Inc. or if there is some sort of affiliation, which as you and I well know, there is not.”
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