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    Quote Originally Posted by Cat--Smasher View Post
    Law enforcement always inflates the estimate street value of a drug to make the bust sound more impressive and justify all the money being spent on fighting the war on drugs.

    what the do is weigh every thing they take from you from the soil to the plants them self then they breay it donw to the smallest street value so that a $10 gram no if he was groing high yeald plants and getting 3/4 to a full pound per plant thats $4480 per plant

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    mma #1 fan has more plants in his attic than was in that warehouse!

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    FRB started a rumor this weekend on the UG related to this topic. Didn't expect the rumor to hold any water, but holy fuck, I guess now we know where Josh has been.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pasha K View Post
    Ok now let's turn this into a debate about if marihuana should be legal or not, if it is a drug or a medicine, if it should be allowed by the comissions or not, if it is a PED or not, etc etc etc.
    All drugs should be legal.

    Each association should be able to ban whatever substance it wants. That being said, I think if you can go get a script for testosterone and have that be OK with the commissions than your legal script for weed should damn well be allowed as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quikslvrxx View Post
    All drugs should be legal.

    Each association should be able to ban whatever substance it wants. That being said, I think if you can go get a script for testosterone and have that be OK with the commissions than your legal script for weed should damn well be allowed as well.
    No thanks. I don't want legends of sport to die of a coronary at 42 because they felt they had to use to get ahead.

    Self-governance of drug testing by a sports league will not be done to a full extent if it doesn't have to be. PRIDE... MLB.... Football...

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    Keep in mind as well, when they measure "street value", its based off of the value of a small measurement. For example, if 1g of weed sells for.. say 10 bucks, and they seize 10 kilograms, it would be a $100,000 seizure according to the police, instead of the $15,000 to $20,000 its actually worth...
    Last edited by W.Silva>C.Norris; 04-18-2013 at 12:24 AM. Reason: math skillz.

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    Quote Originally Posted by W.Silva>C.Norris View Post
    Keep in mind as well, when they measure "street value", its based off of the value of a small measurement. For example, if 1g of weed sells for.. say 10 bucks, and they seize 10 kilograms, it would be a $100,000 seizure according to the police, instead of the $15,000 to $20,000 its actually worth...
    Let's just all agree that they lie about their haul to justify the continuance of the failure that is the War on Drugs and constant flux of low-income youth being walked single file into prisons.

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    Default Josh Rosenthal Let Officiating Licenses Lapse Before Pleading to Federal Charges

    Josh Rosenthal let officiating licenses lapse before pleading to federal criminal charges - MMA Fighting



    For a time, Josh Rosenthal was one of the most prolific referees in high-level mixed martial arts, but his last memorable moment in the cage came last July, when he presided over Chris Weidman's crushing knockout of Mark Munoz at UFC on FUEL 4. He was the third man in the cage a few more times heading into the fall, when he appeared in the octagon for the last time at UFC on FX 5's Jake Ellenberger vs. Jay Hieron fight. After that, he disappeared.

    His name resurfaced again on Wednesday, when it was reported that he had pled guilty to federal drug charges that could put him away for as much as 10 years.

    Since referees are rarely discussed unless involved in controversy, Rosenthal's absence was hardly noted on the MMA front, but as it turns out, two weeks after helming that Ellenberger-Hieron fight, the U.S. government filed its case against him. According to public records of the case, which was first reported by MMA Junkie, Rosenthal was charged with conspiracy to manufacture, to possess with intent to distribute, and to distribute marijuana, all felonies.

    The charges stemmed from an investigation that lasted from February 2010 until April 2012, when federal agents raided an Oakland, California warehouse owned by Rosenthal and associate Jeffrey Weller, who was also charged.

    According to the legal documents obtained by MMA Fighting as well as news reports of the bust, Oakland police, including members of the SWAT team, found more than 1,000 marijuana plants in one of the city's largest-ever pot seizures. The warehouse was heavily fortified with reinforced steel doors and surveillance cameras, and four handguns, two assault rifles, two sets of body armor and masks and helmets were also recovered at the scene.

    The warehouse was not a city-sanctioned operation for medical marijuana, police said.

    Because of the scale of the operation, the case was later referred to the Drug Enforcement Agency.

    Faced with legal trouble, Rosenthal let his refereeing licenses lapse in two of the most active MMA states in the nation, California and Nevada.

    Representatives from both commissions confirmed to MMA Fighting that Rosenthal did not renew his licenses in either state after the end of 2012. Both states ask prospective officials if they have ever been convicted of felonies, making it unclear if Rosenthal would be able to return to the role in the future.

    Of course, he has much larger concerns now. His sentencing hearing will take place on May 17, after a continuance from the original May 7 date. He faces at least 10 years to life in prison, a $10 million fine, at least five years to life on supervised release, and a $100 special assessment fee.

    Rosenthal had officiated thousands of fights over the course of his career for various promotions, with memorable bouts including Dan Henderson's war against. Mauricio "Shogun" Rua at UFC 139, Anderson Silva tapping out Chael Sonnen at UFC 117, and Brock Lesnar coming back to defeat Shane Carwin at UFC 116.

    Rosenthal will be sentenced by U.S. District Court judge Saundra Brown Armstrong.
    A few more details on the warehouse operation. The article also confirms that Rosenthal's operation was NOT licensed to cultivate medical marijuana for the state of California.

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    Damn... not Rosenthal!
    In the end, the only prize a fighter keeps is you. I only ask that you continue supporting all athletes. Keep supporting them, because in the end your applause is the only thing that remains. The rest is only an illusion. - Wanderlei to fans

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    And if you want beef, then bring the ruckus

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