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The Nevada State Athletic Commission granted UFC Middleweight Chris Leben a therapeutic use exemption for a prescription opioid medication for his UFC 162 bout with Andrew Craig.

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Post #1   7/8/13 8:10:16PM   

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You'd think they would of mentioned this before the fight.

Post #2   7/8/13 8:58:32PM   

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Why cant they grant fighters medical therapeutic exemptions for cannabis? The drug Leben took is way worse for your body. If he would have smoked some marijuana he could have got the same pain relief and wouldn't have to worry about the side effects. I guess its another win for the drug companies.

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Brian Caraway says heroin is OK if the commission says its OK

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Oh Jesus Christ!!! I am so done with Leben, dude is not a pro athlete and the drug abuse has ruined his career!

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Wow this is kinda suprising because Leben has had drug history in the past, I thoght he was doing better. Suboxone is a supplement for people who are coming off Opiate abuse so they do not go through withdrawl. I wonder how long Leben has been taking this. In my experience people don't take it very long after their abuse. So makes you wonder if he was abusing opiates in the past year or so.,...

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Posted by Lungsofsteel

Why cant they grant fighters medical therapeutic exemptions for cannabis? The drug Leben took is way worse for your body. If he would have smoked some marijuana he could have got the same pain relief and wouldn't have to worry about the side effects. I guess its another win for the drug companies.



it is because of the dumbass war on drugs while pharmaceutics can keep pumping out worst and worst drugs... hooray politics

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wow a professional fighter takes pain killers. Who gives a shit. Is it performance enhancing? No.

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Posted by Manak


Posted by Lungsofsteel

Why cant they grant fighters medical therapeutic exemptions for cannabis? The drug Leben took is way worse for your body. If he would have smoked some marijuana he could have got the same pain relief and wouldn't have to worry about the side effects. I guess its another win for the drug companies.



it is because of the dumbass war on drugs while pharmaceutics can keep pumping out worst and worst drugs... hooray politics



Big Government couldn't stand the "hit" they would take if marijuana was legal. All the so called "pain killers/life killers" and anti depressants/anxiety meds would fall off majorly! ohh and that might cut into 40 million dollar African vacations for our President!! Cant have that shit!!??

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