Originally Posted by W.Silva>C.Norris
Unfortunately, Cocaine comes from a plant that grows in the ground, as does Heroin, and other opiates..
I agree that marijuana should be legalized, and for it to be on banned substance lists for competitive sports is pretty silly, but as things stand now, it is illegal, and banned from most competitions. If these guys want to compete, they need to conform to the rules they agree to compete under.
Are you serious? Comparing pot to cocaine is pretty stupid. One is chemically altered, one is not. One kills people, one does not.
As far as "it is illegal, therefore it is banned", that's not true across the board anymore. What if a fight takes place in Colorado or Washington? If its not illegal in that state it shouldn't be illegal to have it in your system when you fight there. And then there's people from those states. How can they suspend someone for doing something that's perfectly legal in their home, and that they did weeks before their fight? They need to take a look at this before lawsuits start.
As far as I know, and I've read up on this quite a bit, in Colorado a persons employer still has the right to fire people for marijuana use if they fail a drug test, but that is because it stays in your system for so long and there is no way to prove that you weren't high on the job. But many lawyers believe that will change after a major company gets sued and loses their case.
On a side note bring the Nick and Nate Diaz fights to Colorado! I love watching those guys fight!