Originally Posted by dbader08
If Riddle is prohibited from using marijuana because it's still illegal federally, then fuck it, why aren't fighters getting hair follicle tests? If it's really so important in that regard, then they should probably keep an eye on things like coccaine and prescription drugs, you know, worse drugs (on a legal level federally, and physical health wise) that you can get out of your system very quickly. You can test for steroids through hair too, and the results trace back considerably further, so why not??
I had to take hair follicle tests on probation and they were 150 bucks a test. So for a 12 fight card, we are talking less than $5,000, and I'd bet you would get a discount anyways with that many tests. That's not a lot for an org. worth hundreds of millions.
Because the UFC could care less about fighters using drugs. They're doing the bare minimum. I honestly don't think they give two shits about steroids either. For that matter, the AC's are probably only testing because the NFL does, in the hopes of giving the illusion of credibility.
Although I did think that follicle tests were more expensive than a buck and a half...were yours subsidized?
For the record, I'm completely fine with federally supported decriminalization for recreational use. I'm not advocating people smoking, certainly not anyone under 27--studies indicate neurological pathway development inhibition until that age, but I'm far more comfortable with decriminalized recreational use than I am with the sham that currently constitutes palliative use. I also think California needs to go back to the drawing board, they're a perfect illustration of what not to do to integrate weed into 21st century America.
The worst thing about weed advocates are the idiots like Riddle, who can barely string together three sentences coherently, who immediately jump to the it's-not-as-bad-as-alcohol nonsensical bullshit, and who end up embodying the stereotype of the stoner moron that legalization opponents despise.
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