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Ronda Rousey About NSAC: “There’s No Reason For Them To Be Testing For Weed”

Category: Celebrities | Posted on Fri, September, 18th 2015 by THCFinder

ronda rousey marijuanaRecently, mixed martial arts fighter Nick Diaz was suspended for five years by the Nevada State Athletic Commission for testing positive for marijuana. The outcry against such a harsh penalty was swift from the cannabis community, and from UFC fans everywhere. People were quick to point out that when someone fails a test for steroids, they are given a one year suspension. So why such a harsh sentence for Nick Diaz? Mixed martial arts champion and superstar Ronda Rousey had some very candid words for the Nevada State Athletic Commission over Nick Diaz’s suspension. Per MSN:

“I’m sorry, I know no one asked me anything but I have to say something,” Rousey said. “It’s so not right for (Diaz) to be suspended five years for marijuana. I’m against them testing for any weed at all. It’s not a performance-enhancing drug. It has nothing to do with athletic competition, and it’s only tested for political reasons so they say, ‘Oh, it’s only for your safety so you’re not hurting yourself when you’re out there.’ So why don’t they test for all the other things that could possibly hurt us that we could be under the influence of while we’re out there?

“There’s no reason for them to be testing for weed. In athletics, the beautiful thing about it is it separates everything from politics. It shouldn’t be involved at all.”

Rousey expressed frustration in the fact Diaz’s UFC 183 opponent Silva, who failed multiple drug tests around the event for anabolic steroids, was only handed a one-year suspension for his violation. Diaz’s repeat offender status played a role in the outcome of his case, but regardless of that, Rousey said the difference in punishments shows an obvious problem.

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Another Florida Municipality Decriminalizes Pot

Category: News | Posted on Fri, September, 18th 2015 by THCFinder

The Sunshine State’s pot penalties are among toughest in the nation—but some local lawmakers are saying enough.

On Tuesday, West Palm Beach officials joined local lawmakers in other cities throughout the state in enacting a municipal ordinance decriminalizing minor marijuana possession offenses that occur within city limits. Under the new law, local police may cite, rather than arrest, those found in the possession of 20 grams or less of cannabis. Those persons over the age of 18 issued civil citations are subject to a $100 fine but are not subject to criminal prosecution or a criminal record.

Under state law, the possession of any amount of pot under 20 grams is classified as a criminal misdemeanor, punishable by up to one year in prison and a $1,000 fine. According to an analysis by the ACLU, an estimated 60,000 Floridians are arrested for cannabis possession violations annually—the third highest statewide total in the nation.

West Palm’s municipal ordinance is similar to a countywide measure approved by Miami-Dade county commissioners this past July. That ordinance also provides $100 civil citations for minor marijuana offenders. Dade County is the largest county in Florida, and misdemeanor marijuana arrests accounted for 10 percent of all cases filed in the Miami-Dade criminal court system between the years 2010 and 2014.

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Category: Fun | Posted on Thu, September, 17th 2015 by THCFinder


Toledo, Ohio Votes Yes To Decriminalize Marijuana By Wide Margin

Category: News | Posted on Thu, September, 17th 2015 by THCFinder
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During a city-wide vote on Tuesday September 15, 70% of Toledoans said YES to removing all criminal penalties for possession of under 200 grams of marijuana and reducing penalties for larger possession offenses.

The ordinance “eliminate fines and jail time for marijuana violations and lowers all marijuana crimes in the Toledo Municipal Code to lowest level allowed under state law… The measure would also prohibit asset forfeitures and driver’s license suspensions for marijuana violations and forbid reporting of convictions to professional licensing agencies when the the offense is prosecuted under the Toledo Municipal Code and not the Ohio Revised Code,” per a report in the Toledo Blade newspaper.

The proposal, called the Sensible Marihuana Orinance, is the result of a successful petition signature drive. Once the signature total was verified the Toledo City Council had an opportunity to adopt the proposed Ordinance. On August 26, 2014, with an 11-1 vote they refused to do so. The city’s residents have corrected that mistake.

The proposal was supported by local ACLU and National Organization of Women representatives.

It was the marijuana issue that brought people to the polls, in shockingly large numbers, said Kevin Spitler, owner of the Toledo Hemp Center. “The turnout was almost double,” Spitler said, “and 99.12% voted on the issue.”

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