Nick Diaz suspended for testing positive for Marijuana
Category: Celebrities | Posted on Thu, February, 23rd 2012 by THCFinder
The Nevada State Athletic Commission has temporarily suspended Nick Diaz on the heels of his positive marijuana test after UFC 143.
The former Strikeforce 170-pound champion collided with Carlos Condit for the interim UFC welterweight title at the Feb. 4 event, falling by contentious unanimous decision and subsequently testing positive for marijuana metabolites.
Upon learning the results of Diaz’s UFC 143 post-fight urinalysis, NSAC Executive Director Keith Kizer filed a complaint asking to suspend Diaz’s license until a disciplinary hearing could be conducted. The commission today granted that request and will hold a hearing for Diaz on a to-be-announced date in the future.
This recent failed test marked Diaz’s second such infraction in Nevada, as the rangy southpaw was previously flagged for marijuana after submitting Takanori Gomi with a gogoplata in 2007. The result of the bout was later changed to a no-contest after Diaz’s positive test was revealed; Diaz was suspended for six months and fined 20 percent of his purse.
One talking point likely to be discussed at the upcoming hearing is the issue of legality surrounding Diaz’s marijuana use. The fighter was prescribed the drug in California, where he is legally allowed to use the substance for medicinal purposes.
While it has not yet been confirmed, it is rumored that Diaz could apply for a therapeutic use exemption (TUE) with the commission. Though the request would be unprecedented, Kizer has stated that the procedure would be treated by the commission just like any other TUE request.
Medical marijuana ban to hit campuses
Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Thu, February, 23rd 2012 by THCFinder
I would really like to understand why Colleges think they can tell people what they can and cannot medicate on if their ailement depends on it.
The UA may have to keep the bongs at bay, as a new bill would make medical marijuana on campus illegal, even if it is allowed in the state.
The university already bans medical marijuana on campus in order to receive federal funding under the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988 and the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act of 1989. House Bill 2349 would make it illegal for the ban not to exist.
Institutions of higher education cannot receive funds or financial assistance under any federal program unless there is a ban on use of illicit drugs and abuse of alcohol on campus, according to the UA drug free statement.
While this is something the UA is already doing, there could be changes in how the drug ban is enforced, said Joe Bermudez, a crime prevention officer with the University of Arizona Police Department.
Bermudez said he is unsure if students with medical marijuana cards would face criminal charges, as it would depend on the exact wording of the law.
Students found with medical marijuana on campus will be instructed to dispose of it and the incident will result in a Code of Conduct violation. Residence Life and the Dean of Students Office would deal with the student, Bermudez said.
If someone is caught with marijuana on campus without a medical marijuana card, he or she will be arrested for possession and could face criminal charges, Bermudez added.
Giant bong rips
Category: Tokers | Posted on Thu, February, 23rd 2012 by THCFinder
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