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.
Tommy Chong: 'Whitney Houston should have stuck to marijuana'
Category: Celebrities | Posted on Wed, February, 15th 2012 by THCFinder
Tommy Chong has suggested that Whitney Houston would still be alive if she had only smoked marijuana.
Houston admitted to abusing cocaine and other drugs in the years before her death and prescription drugs were reportedly found in the hotel room where she passed away on Saturday (February 11).
The LA Coroner's Office has cautioned that it will wait until toxicology tests are completed before announcing if drugs played a role in Houston's death.
Chong - a noted marijuana advocate - has commented on Houston's death and suggested that switching from pot to harder drugs led to the singer's downfall.
"Had she just stuck to pot, she'd be alive today. It's when you get into that other stuff [that trouble starts]," the actor told Access Hollywood.
"The trouble with that other stuff is that you forget you're high," the Cheech & Chong star added. "You think you're taking a bath and you're not. You're under the water. It's a sad, sad thing."
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.
Jennifer Aniston loves getting HIGH
Category: Celebrities | Posted on Tue, February, 14th 2012 by THCFinder
Suge Knight arrested in Las Vegas for possession of marijuana
Category: Celebrities | Posted on Fri, February, 10th 2012 by THCFinder
Rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight was recently arrested in Las Vegas and charged with possession of a "controlled non-medical substance."
Police said officers pulled over the 46-year-old, who was driving a black Bentley with California license plates, in the city on Wednesday afternoon after he made an unsafe lane change, OnTheRedCarpet.com has learned.
They discovered Knight had three outstanding warrants and found him to be in possession of less than an ounce of "a controlled non-medical substance," which CNN reported to be marijuana. The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department has not confirmed this. Knight was taken into custody and released without bail because his charges were considered minor.
In Nevada, possession of one ounce of marijuana or less for medicinal use is legal. If a person cannot prove a doctor prescribed it, they could face fines or even jail time, which could be given if they have been charged with a similar offense twice before.
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