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Monday, 10/22/2012, 04:44 pm

Matt Riddle Explains And Defends His Use Of Medical Marijuana | UFC NEWS


“I do smoke but I’m not smoking to get stoned. I’m smoking so I can finally relax, sit back and just not worry about things. People, maybe they did it in college one way, but for a guy like me, for a professional athlete that goes through what we go through, it’s medicine for me. Maybe for some little stoner sitting on the couch playing XBox, for him, it’s a drug. For me, it’s medicine… “It’s not one of those California, Nick Diaz cards where you can go into a store, pay 50 bucks and walk out.”

With the recent news that UFC welterweight fighter Matt Riddle got popped for having marijuana in his system, Riddle has been on the offensive spreading the word of his use and defending his actions.

While the State of Nevada does have a very strict regulation on who it treats with cannabis, it still doesn’t mean Riddle has authorization to use it during competition.

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