Following NSAC challenge, lawyer says UFC's Nick Diaz didn't lie about marijuana RX

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grappler0000
3/16/12 12:07:16AM
A lawyer representing Nick Diaz said the Nevada Attorney General's office made a "very offensive" and "ridiculous" statement when Diaz was accused of lying on a pre-fight medical questionnaire prior to his fight with Carlos Condit at UFC 143.

Las Vegas-based lawyer Ross Goodman contends that Diaz's medical-marijuana card doesn't constitute a prescription.

So, he said, the fighter wasn't lying when he checked "no" on the part of the questionnaire asking whether he had taken or received any prescribed medications two weeks prior to his fight.

"The fact that they're falling back now on this is significant because you would think they would respond to the stuff that we argued in the response, which I think is basically irrefutable," Goodman told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com).

Goodman on March 7 responded to a complaint for disciplinary action against Diaz that was issued Feb. 8 when a post-fight drug test revealed the presence of marijuana metabolites. Diaz (27-8 MMA, 7-5 UFC) lost a unanimous decision to Condit (28-5 MMA, 5-1 UFC) in the headliner of UFC 143, which took place Feb. 4 at Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. He subsequently said he he was retiring from competition after the pay-per-view event.

For now, Diaz is temporarily suspended pending a hearing scheduled for next month in Las Vegas, where he'll appear to face a possible yearlong suspension and fines. He also tested positive for marijuana following a 2007 win over Takanori Gomi at PRIDE 33. Diaz was suspended for six months for that offense, and the result of the bout was changed to a no-contest.

Rule 467.850 of the NSAC's administrative code bars the use of illicit substances such as performance-enhancing drugs and drugs of abuse, including marijuana. The commission also recognizes a list of substances prohibited in and out of competition by the World Anti-Doping Agency, or WADA...

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RustyRedWood206
3/16/12 12:53:54AM
DAMNNNNN..... smoke me out nick
Kpro
3/16/12 1:48:37AM
I don't like how even major MMA websites say "he also tested positive for marijuana in a 2007 fight with Takanori Gomi". He did NOT test positive for marijuana against Condit. This is bush league. Are there any MMA journalists that do any research? If so point me to that website, so I can stop frequenting poorly written articles.

He also, as I never even thought of, did not lie on the questionnaire as he was not prescribed marijuana for his ADHD as that is illegal for a doctor to do even in the 16 states it is legal in. A doctor can only recommend it as an option. No lies on the questionnaire, and no positive test for a banned substance.
FlashyG
3/16/12 3:01:02AM
I haven't followed it anywhere as closely as you Kpro, but did he not test positive for anything or are you differentiating between testing positive for Marijuana and testing positive for MJ Metabolites?
Boo_Radley21
3/16/12 3:12:53AM
Weed isnt a performance enhancer lol. It's like when they took that Canadian guy's gold medal in the ski comp cause he tested positive for cheeb
Kpro
3/16/12 5:07:38AM

Posted by FlashyG

I haven't followed it anywhere as closely as you Kpro, but did he not test positive for anything or are you differentiating between testing positive for Marijuana and testing positive for MJ Metabolites?




WADA and the NSAC both allow out of competition usage of marijuana and secondary metabolites of THC are not a positive drug test. As of now, nothing has been released saying he was over the 50 threshold which I would assume guarantees he wasn't at this point, as the NSAC would've revealed it in the legal exchanges. Huge difference between a positive THC test and a positive test for THC metabolites since one is illegal and one isn't.
warglory
3/16/12 7:42:46AM

Posted by Kpro

I don't like how even major MMA websites say "he also tested positive for marijuana in a 2007 fight with Takanori Gomi". He did NOT test positive for marijuana against Condit. This is bush league. Are there any MMA journalists that do any research? If so point me to that website, so I can stop frequenting poorly written articles.

He also, as I never even thought of, did not lie on the questionnaire as he was not prescribed marijuana for his ADHD as that is illegal for a doctor to do even in the 16 states it is legal in. A doctor can only recommend it as an option. No lies on the questionnaire, and no positive test for a banned substance.



If it's not prescribed in some form, than I'd imagine any person could walk into a dispensary and request pot. It might not be on an Rx pad, but it's still prescribed.
grappler0000
3/16/12 11:55:39AM

Posted by warglory


Posted by Kpro

I don't like how even major MMA websites say "he also tested positive for marijuana in a 2007 fight with Takanori Gomi". He did NOT test positive for marijuana against Condit. This is bush league. Are there any MMA journalists that do any research? If so point me to that website, so I can stop frequenting poorly written articles.

He also, as I never even thought of, did not lie on the questionnaire as he was not prescribed marijuana for his ADHD as that is illegal for a doctor to do even in the 16 states it is legal in. A doctor can only recommend it as an option. No lies on the questionnaire, and no positive test for a banned substance.



If it's not prescribed in some form, than I'd imagine any person could walk into a dispensary and request pot. It might not be on an Rx pad, but it's still prescribed.



Think of it like getting a driver's license. Nobody is instructing you to drive...they are affording you the right to do so.
warglory
3/16/12 8:18:15PM

Posted by grappler0000


Posted by warglory


Posted by Kpro

I don't like how even major MMA websites say "he also tested positive for marijuana in a 2007 fight with Takanori Gomi". He did NOT test positive for marijuana against Condit. This is bush league. Are there any MMA journalists that do any research? If so point me to that website, so I can stop frequenting poorly written articles.

He also, as I never even thought of, did not lie on the questionnaire as he was not prescribed marijuana for his ADHD as that is illegal for a doctor to do even in the 16 states it is legal in. A doctor can only recommend it as an option. No lies on the questionnaire, and no positive test for a banned substance.



If it's not prescribed in some form, than I'd imagine any person could walk into a dispensary and request pot. It might not be on an Rx pad, but it's still prescribed.



Think of it like getting a driver's license. Nobody is instructing you to drive...they are affording you the right to do so.



I dunno man, it seems like there's some hair splitting going on in the Diaz camp.
Chael_Sonnen
3/16/12 8:51:55PM
FREE NICK!
grappler0000
3/16/12 10:51:30PM

Posted by warglory


Posted by grappler0000


Posted by warglory


Posted by Kpro

I don't like how even major MMA websites say "he also tested positive for marijuana in a 2007 fight with Takanori Gomi". He did NOT test positive for marijuana against Condit. This is bush league. Are there any MMA journalists that do any research? If so point me to that website, so I can stop frequenting poorly written articles.

He also, as I never even thought of, did not lie on the questionnaire as he was not prescribed marijuana for his ADHD as that is illegal for a doctor to do even in the 16 states it is legal in. A doctor can only recommend it as an option. No lies on the questionnaire, and no positive test for a banned substance.



If it's not prescribed in some form, than I'd imagine any person could walk into a dispensary and request pot. It might not be on an Rx pad, but it's still prescribed.



Think of it like getting a driver's license. Nobody is instructing you to drive...they are affording you the right to do so.



I dunno man, it seems like there's some hair splitting going on in the Diaz camp.



We're not just talking about having a convo with the boys, which I agree would be splitting hairs. We're talking about legal paperwork, where the meaning of a word and its legal interpretation is very important and cannot be overlooked.
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