The NSAC also claimed Diaz lied on his pre-fight questionnaire (click here to see a copy), by checking "no" on a box asking if he took or received any prescription medication two weeks prior to weighing in.
By all the information I've been given--and I work in the drug education field--Nick actually should have won, if that tagged form is the foundation of the NVAC's defense. He did not lie on the form at all
; neither by comission or omission. http://l.yimg.com/j/assets/ipt/DiazPrefightQ.pdf
Mind you, I'm not condoning his nonsense one bit, I just have issues with the terminology, as it goes against everything I've been taught.
But I've been told repeatedly by a very reliable sources that in CA, marijuana is not prescribed
. I've been told repeatedly that is a hugely common misperception in the general public, it's apparently common enough to be included in the text of the article, and virtually every one I've read on the subject.
By definition, prescription medication has a very specific amount
and a time
when it is to be ingested. Any deviation from those prescribed terms absolves the medical community from any responsibility for problems or complications the user may incur.
Again, from what I've been trained on, CA law indicates that users are given a license
to ingest/possess marijuana for medical purposes, but not a prescription
There is a pretty huge difference. The doctor doesn't say "smoke two joints and call me in the morning." They can't even say "use x amount of marijuana as needed" because the amount of THC varies so greatly from source to source, and the methodology of consumption can impact the amount needed for effect. So they issue a license
to the user, not a prescription
The AC shouldn't even be able to skate on the "serious medical condition" question, because seriousness is open to interpretation--perhaps needing a prescription or surgery to address the concern; and the "over the counter" question wouldn't necessarily apply, as he's able to grow his own in CA if he chose.
Mind you, I'm under the impression that there is additional paperwork needed for a TUE excemption that Nick/Cesar foolishly didn't complete...but if that additional TUE application paperwork wasn't included in the actual suit, Diaz actually got shafted here.
I'm kind of surprised to have had to type this. Anyone who actually has a license in CA feel free to help me out on this.