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Tuesday, 04/10/2012, 12:15 pm

Puff Puff Pass: California to Allow Therapeutic Marijuana Use

By Mark Carillo:

Today, the California State Athletic Commission voted to approve an amendment that would allow therapeutic use exemptions (TUE) for fighters that are in need of the very controversial testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) as well as medicinal marijuana.

However, before Nick Diaz and Alistar Overeem get to celebrating they should know, the amendment still has not been approved, and could take months or even years to be approved if it even does happen.

Of course, the fighters must be prescribed the marijuana or approved of the need for TRT by a doctor that. The state of Nevada has given a TUE to fighters in the past such as Dan Henderson when he fought Shogun at UFC 139; Henderson was determined to be in need of testosterone.

George Dodd, the CSAC executive officer has said that that particular case will be somewhat of a blueprint for California’s testing. The fighters would be required to check their testosterone levels multiple times prior to fights, and will need to provide extensive medical history in order to be approved for a TUE. Only after the amendment is passed by the Department of Consumer Affairs and the state’s Office of Administrative Law will it officially be passed. This will be interesting to see how fighters and promoters would react if the amendment was passed.


21 Responses to “Puff Puff Pass: California to Allow Therapeutic Marijuana Use”

  1. James says:

    It’s funny how they act like Nick is the only fighter who smokes.

  2. Michael C says:

    Love the title, sucks they didn’t pass this a year ago for NIck Diaz sake

  3. steveb says:

    Mike Goldberg and Joe Rogan should be drug tested next. People are ridiculous.

    • GRT 3000 says:

      why?! to mk. if official that they’re coke heads? who cares man, they’re not fighting.

    • joe mama says:

      Rogan smokes and is upfront about it. Nick is too, he just did not clean his system in time. Goldie does not.

      Rogan’s use poses no hazard to his job except making more jokes and the inability to stop saying “world class jujitsu”

  4. Xaninho says:

    Puff puff pass Tuesday !

  5. Dee Rock says:

    TRT is some BULL$#!T MAN, in no other sport is this acceptable and has no place in sports PERIOD!! If your low on testosterone that’s your problem ya f’N Panzi ya must be more B!TC# than MAN LMAO!!!!!!

    • Mr.Rusk says:

      Hendos on twitter, go say it to him. Unless your eve more bitch then man than he is.

    • ARR says:

      it’s okay, we don’t expect a simpleton to understand endocrinology.

    • thebigv57 says:

      As a testicular cancer survivor that receives TRT I can tell you that there is a place for it. I’m 34 and was breaking my foot from one head kick my hand from a punch in training due to the early onset osteoporosis. from refusing hormone therapy for 4 years after they took my ball. I had insomnia depression got fat like a neutered cat no energy. started TRT in august lost the weight right away tons of energy sleep like a baby and put on 20 lbs of lean muscle with the same workout. It didnt make me a different person it reset the clock and put me back at my best. legalized weed is way more abused. come one prescriptions for poor night vision. Its a blatant.

  6. Jay says:

    Chris leben, Diego smokes Kush, Melvin does cocaine

  7. adam davis says:

    Learn how to proof-read, author.
    Looking for a writer?

  8. B L says:

    i still wonder if Nate smokes with his bro like they share the same blunt or does Nick get greedy hogs the blunt up

  9. Dee Rock says:

    TRT has its place i get it but in sports it DOES NOT cause any doctor can say u got this or that that will legitimize the usage and its CHEATING PERIOD…I dont have to tell anyone they know they CHEATING and so do u jerky boy!!!

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