Yesterday we released a story in regards to the Nick Diaz failed marijuana test that cited an official appeal from his attorney that’s calling for the NSAC to take no action against Diaz for the alleged infraction.
While releasing their official response directly to the state of Nevada (That can be found by clicking here), The legal team of Diaz spoke to ESPN and stated the following:
“Marijuana is the only substance that is prohibited; not marijuana metabolites. The basis to discipline Mr. Diaz is that he tested positive for a prohibited substance. We know he didn’t test positive for marijuana. So, you look to see at WADA [World Anti-Doping Agency] whether marijuana metabolites are prohibited. They do not prohibit it in any category. You have to test positive for marijuana, as opposed to this inactive ingredient Nick did.
If there’s nothing in the rules prohibiting marijuana metabolites, why are we here?”
Now The Nevada Deputy Attorney General has fired back through Yahoo.com:
Christopher Eccles, a Nevada deputy attorney general who represents the state athletic commission, referred telephone calls and email messages to public information officer Jennifer M. Lopez.
In a written statement, Lopez said, “Not only did Nick Diaz violate the law by testing positive for marijuana metabolites, but he also lied to the Commission on his Pre-Fight Questionnaire when he swore that he had not used any prescribed medications in two weeks before the fight.”
Goodman, though, is confident he has a case that will hold up and will enable Diaz to escape a suspension and/or a fine.
The difference between having the active ingredient for marijuana in one’s system and having marijuana metabolites is significant, Goodman said. WADA does not prohibit marijuana use outside of competition.
Doesn’t sound very promising, does it?featured, MMA NEWS, Strikeforce, strikeforce news, ufc news, UFC on FOX, UFC on Fuel, UFC on FX