Marijuana in sports

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    Marijuana in sports

    In the recent election people voted on a reeferendum and now marijuana is legal for recreational use in Colorado and Washington state. theres been talk on ESPN that the players who live in those states should be allowed to smoke if they choose to. I know marijuana is on the banned substance list for baseball as well as other sports but do you think they will alter it? its still illegal by federal law so i would say no way. besides, from what i saw in the interviews from older players they said that pot smoking has been and still is a big problem in sports. Most notably that they all get tested for pot at the same time every year and only once a year so its easy to get around. So i guess they're going to do it regardless of what the rules say (much like the rest of america).

    I can see it happening in football, with the dangers of perscription painkillers becoming clearer and clearer football players are more hesitant to use them and marijuana is a safe and effective painkiller and could be a good alternative to addictive and organ destroying pills.

     
  2. You have chosen to ignore posts from southpaw777. Show southpaw777's posts

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    If they do it once a year at the same time, then they really dont care. They figure if your too dumb to pass the test when its the same time every year you deserve to get busted. If they really wanted to catch them it would be random.

     
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    Making marijuana legal will be the death of the drug.

     

    Now, there is leal money to be made in it.  This means major corporations will get involved in order to cash in.

     

    However, once, say, Keebler starts growing their own dope and pacakging in cute little bags with some stpuid little doped up elf on the front, then they will go and get all corporate on everyone.  Time to cut costs to increase profit margins!!  So they will start producing cheaper product with less THC, and the customer will not enjoy it so much.

     

    And those dissatisfied customer will switch over to, say, Nabisco-brand marijuana, because they ran a massive marketing campaign by giving away cross-promotional bongs with pictures of Disney princesses on them, and they teamed up with Burger King to release a new series of cups featuring the manin characters of the animated film "Stoners in Space" or whatever.

     

    But an angry Keebler will lash out like any cartel whose stock is plummeting on the Nasdaq like a Pedro Ciriaco OPS after 300 at bats (It is a baseball board, you know.)  The reponse for Keebler is to start attacking Nabisco.  Not so much with conventional weapons, but with shoddy 1970's style advertising, claiming their pot beat out Nabsico pot in a "national taste test," or some other claim, like Keebler pot gets you "70 percent higher", or some other claim that no one could ever disprove, due to the inability to measure highness.   What unit of measure is that, anyway?

     

    And with these major corporations wasting so much time in advertising and promoting and cost cutting, the product will suffer.   Soon you will be much better off just going back to cough medicine, because legalizing marijuana is the death of marijuana.

     

    (Full disclosure: I do not smoke.  I also do not know if Keebler and Nabisco have any designs on selling legalized narcotics.  But really, would it surprise anyone?)

     
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    Problem with pot, Notin, is it can be grown quite easily. So if cooperations began "to cut costs to increase profit margins", most smokers would probably grow their own plants like most do now and sell it cheaper than businesses. This would keep businesses honest. Its pretty much an all profit business besides time and, in the cooperate world, packaging and promotion so it would only benefit companies to not get too greedy.

     
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    In response to notin's comment:
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    Making marijuana legal will be the death of the drug.

     

    Now, there is leal money to be made in it.  This means major corporations will get involved in order to cash in.

     

    However, once, say, Keebler starts growing their own dope and pacakging in cute little bags with some stpuid little doped up elf on the front, then they will go and get all corporate on everyone.  Time to cut costs to increase profit margins!!  So they will start producing cheaper product with less THC, and the customer will not enjoy it so much.

     

    And those dissatisfied customer will switch over to, say, Nabisco-brand marijuana, because they ran a massive marketing campaign by giving away cross-promotional bongs with pictures of Disney princesses on them, and they teamed up with Burger King to release a new series of cups featuring the manin characters of the animated film "Stoners in Space" or whatever.

     

    But an angry Keebler will lash out like any cartel whose stock is plummeting on the Nasdaq like a Pedro Ciriaco OPS after 300 at bats (It is a baseball board, you know.)  The reponse for Keebler is to start attacking Nabisco.  Not so much with conventional weapons, but with shoddy 1970's style advertising, claiming their pot beat out Nabsico pot in a "national taste test," or some other claim, like Keebler pot gets you "70 percent higher", or some other claim that no one could ever disprove, due to the inability to measure highness.   What unit of measure is that, anyway?

     

    And with these major corporations wasting so much time in advertising and promoting and cost cutting, the product will suffer.   Soon you will be much better off just going back to cough medicine, because legalizing marijuana is the death of marijuana.

     

    (Full disclosure: I do not smoke.  I also do not know if Keebler and Nabisco have any designs on selling legalized narcotics.  But really, would it surprise anyone?)

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    It would be fun just to brainstorm possible brand names.  For companies like Nabisco, they could break even with their marijuana sales and rake in the dough with the sale of accompanying munchies.  Just imagine their in-store cut-out displays.  

     
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    They should sell marijuana based products at the consession stands,especially at football games.There'd be a lot less drunken,rowdy,violent behavior.

    As far as the Sheriff's idea about possible brand names,I have a couple suggestions

    Ben + Jerry's new flavor :"Mango-juana",mango flavored Ice Cream with weed

    "High- C " : A delicious juice drink

    "Rope o'dope" : Pot flavored licorice strands in black or Panama Red

    "Capt'N Chronic" : Breakfast cereal

    "Weedies" : Yep,the breakfast of champions

     

     
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    In response to mrmojo1120's comment:
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    They should sell marijuana based products at the consession stands,especially at football games.There'd be a lot less drunken,rowdy,violent behavior.

    As far as the Sheriff's idea about possible brand names,I have a couple suggestions

    Ben + Jerry's new flavor :"Mango-juana",mango flavored Ice Cream with weed

    "High- C " : A delicious juice drink

    "Rope o'dope" : Pot flavored licorice strands in black or Panama Red

    "Weedies" : Yep,the breakfast of champions

     

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    I would think the breakfast of slackers.

    Good work, mojo, and a good start to our new series of Stoner Wacky Packages.

    Here's a product that already exists:

     

     

     

     
  8. You have chosen to ignore posts from Sheriff-Rojas. Show Sheriff-Rojas's posts

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    Here's a variation on Jamba Juice.

     
  9. You have chosen to ignore posts from Sheriff-Rojas. Show Sheriff-Rojas's posts

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    Here's another one: 5 Hour Lethargy

     
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    The NFL could add Mandatory Drug Taking to their oligarchical, nay Socialist, policy of aiming for every team being 8-8 and in the playoff hunt.  Forget balanced schedules, salary cap and the draft, just make the team with the better record get high before each game.

     
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    Professional teams can make their uniforms out of hemp too.Then,Tim Lincecum could change his uniform number to 420.

     http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=19WwkwvqHiM

     
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    This thread is hysterical!

     

    Or, maybe I'm just stoned....

     
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    Good for the country for finally realizing that Marijuana should be legal.

    With that said it is my personal opinion that it be treated like alcohol (even though it is not as dangerous as alcohol)

    Just because I feel it should be legal doesn't mean we should be able to walk around stoned all the damn time.  You still can't walk into work drunk, or drive your car drunk, and athletes can't walk into practice drunk.  OBVIOUSLY, it should be excluded from the sport, but the question remains if they should be allowed to do so in their free time.

    Well I have no question with a player going out to dinner and having a few glasses of wine when they aren't playing so I'd say that after a game and in privacy I would have no problem with them smoking some of the Ganja. 

     
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    Lets not allow it the clubhouses though when the whole nation legalizes it.

     

    You thought chicken and beer was bad....Weed and hot pockets may be worse. 

    Clay Buccholz (looks like a stoner) on the mound walking guys because he forget he had 3 balls and didn't have a pitch to throw away.

    Then again I've known some athletes that for whatever reason (probably just an anamoly) seemd to preform better when hi.  Probably only because the learned the sport and grew up high....but who knows. 

     
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    Ct good post. However if not used properly as you stated MJ is as dangerous as alcohol. 

     
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    Lets not allow it the clubhouses though when the whole nation legalizes it.

     

    You thought chicken and beer was bad....Weed and hot pockets may be worse. 

    Clay Buccholz (looks like a stoner) on the mound walking guys because he forget he had 3 balls and didn't have a pitch to throw away.

    Then again I've known some athletes that for whatever reason (probably just an anamoly) seemd to preform better when hi.  Probably only because the learned the sport and grew up high....but who knows. 

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    You mean like this?

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    I'd disagree, You can't overdose on marijuana, you can overdose on alcohol.  Also from a physical and physiological perspective the long terms effects from drinking alcohol are ten fold to marijuana. 

    Of course all things in moderation, I'm assuming most people would smoke it recreationally, if you are smoking marijuana as often as ciggerattes and if the legalization of it leads to mass production which leads to additives, then possibly it can and will become as bad as. 

     
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    good stuff guys. especially like the tangent notin went on LOL

    who do you think is the most likely sox player to light up? my money is on middlebrooks. hes young and looks like a fun guy

     
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    In response to JimfromFlorida's comment:
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    Ct good post. However if not used properly as you stated MJ is as dangerous as alcohol. 

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    I'd disagree that marijuana is as dangerous as alcohol.Someone who drinks too much can kill people when they're driving drunk.The only thing someone who smokes too much will kill is a box of Twinkies.

     
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    Ct good post. However if not used properly as you stated MJ is as dangerous as alcohol. 

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    I'd disagree that marijuana is as dangerous as alcohol.Someone who drinks too much can kill people when they're driving drunk.The only thing someone who smokes too much will kill is a box of Twinkies.

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    I'd rather get into a car with someone high than someone drunk....with that said, I still don't think people who have smoked too much should get behind the wheel.  But yes, thank you for reiterating my point, Marijuana is not as dangerous as Alcohol. 

    I'm so happy we are finally having this discussion in America now.

    Not only can we tax it and make some money, help the economy but we can shift the war on drugs to focus on worse drugs such as cocaine and herion.  

    Also let's think of the cost savings from all the people we incarcerate, and tie up in court for  just some weed. 

     
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    In response to ctredsoxfanhugh's comment:
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    In response to JimfromFlorida's comment:
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    Ct good post. However if not used properly as you stated MJ is as dangerous as alcohol. 

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    I'd disagree that marijuana is as dangerous as alcohol.Someone who drinks too much can kill people when they're driving drunk.The only thing someone who smokes too much will kill is a box of Twinkies.

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    I'd rather get into a car with someone high than someone drunk....with that said, I still don't think people who have smoked too much should get behind the wheel.  But yes, thank you for reiterating my point, Marijuana is not as dangerous as Alcohol. 

    I'm so happy we are finally having this discussion in America now.

    Not only can we tax it and make some money, help the economy but we can shift the war on drugs to focus on worse drugs such as cocaine and herion.  

    Also let's think of the cost savings from all the people we incarcerate, and tie up in court for  just some weed. 

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    Also hemp has so many uses that we are not utilizing.

     
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    In response to softlaw's comment:
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    I'd rather get into a car with someone high than someone drunk...

    Great point. When you pass someone doing 5 MPH on the freeway, know that the driver is behind a vehicle with little ability to inflict great force, and be compassionate to consider that he may be paranoid that he's going to get a speeding ticket.

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    Even though you're a vile and disturbed human being, you are very funny sometimes.  

     
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