Originally Posted by dopesmoker
protect the fighters from...?
His opponent, for one. Also, marijuana use causes elevated heart rate and increased oxygen requirements (we don't want a heart attack in the ring, do we?), as well as reflex and regulatory issues. It also effects the emotional state of the user.
Symptoms of a Benadryl overdose include extreme sleepiness, confusion, weakness, ringing in the ears, blurred vision, large pupils, dry mouth, flushing, fever, shaking, insomnia, hallucinations, and possibly seizures.
Good thing they don't let fighters fight under the influence, huh?
pot is the least lethal 'drug' in the world.
No one said any of these drugs were lethal.
Of course, getting in the ring while on any of these drugs certainly could be, but at the very least, it puts the fighters at an increased risk of injury, which is exactly what the athletic commissions exist to prevent.