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Old 09-09-2013, 09:09 AM   #1 (permalink)
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NAC Raises Threshold for Positive Drug Test Result for Marijuana

Nevada Athletic Commission Raises Threshold to Declare Positive Drug Test Result for Marijuana



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The Nevada State Athletic Commission has raised the positive threshold for marijuana metabolites.

The move puts the NSAC in line with the standards set by the World Anti-Doping Agency, which is the world standard for drug testing. WADA, effective May 11, 2013, increased the threshold for a positive test result for Carboxy-THC (marijuana metabolite) from 15 ng/mL to 150 ng/mL.

The previous threshold for Nevada had been 50 ng/mL, but the commission increased its threshold to 150 ng/mL, matching WADA. That’s a 300-percent increase in the threshold to determine a positive test result for marijuana metabolites.

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“The rule was changed to ensure fighters were not penalized for using marijuana days or weeks prior to competing,” NSAC executive director Keith Kizer told Inside MMA. “Fighters will still not be permitted to be under the influence of marijuana during a fight.”

The increased limit is intended to still detect fighters that are under the influence of marijuana heading into a fight, but not penalize those that used marijuana well before fight time, similar to alcohol consumption.
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I think this is a good move, as long as the fighter isn't stoned during their fight, I don't care if they smoke up before and after. But if you read the comments in the source, some people sure are bitter bastards, and should smoke one up and relax.

What are your thoughts on this?

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Old 09-09-2013, 01:06 PM   #2 (permalink)
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this is great great news for the world!
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Finally. This is excellent news and a victory for common sense.
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Why shouldn't fighters be allowed to be high when they fight? I don't understand that.
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Good for them. Too answer your question any mind altering substance probably should not be used in a combat sport.
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Why shouldn't fighters be allowed to be high when they fight? I don't understand that.
This might be a bad example, but have you never got stoned and played a video game and just killed the shyt out of it, by getting into this zone? Also, I'm sure if one smokes up just before a fight it might help them calm down and not be as anxious and nervous, so it could play into the way they fight.

I don't think it's right for someone to be on any mind altering drug when they are competing in a professional sport.
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Why shouldn't fighters be allowed to be high when they fight? I don't understand that.
The same reason you can't be drunk or on LSD. The perception is there may be a greater risk you hurt yourself.
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This might be a bad example, but have you never got stoned and played a video game and just killed the shyt out of it, by getting into this zone? Also, I'm sure if one smokes up just before a fight it might help them calm down and not be as anxious and nervous, so it could play into the way they fight.

I don't think it's right for someone to be on any mind altering drug when they are competing in a professional sport.
I've experienced that effect while gaming, but there's also the fact that some studies have shown marijuana to slow testable reactions in physical situations (such as driving). I've known people who get really dizzy, twitchy, confused, and even demonstrate minor schizoid sideeffects when they get stoned, too. People react differently. In any case, your latter paragraph is the more important reason- fighters should not be on mind altering substances during a fight, whether it helps or hinders, because safety and fairness for both fighters is paramount.

However, it's still a great move because as we all know, the previous standard could cause a fighter who quit weeks out to come in positive under some circumstances, which is ridiculous.
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I always enjoyed rolling high. It helped me stay calm in bad positions and I IMAGINED that that helped my cardio.

Sparring high was a nightmare. I seemed to get hit twice as often and it seemed to hurt twice as much.

anyone who would use it as a ped is probably going to smile and hug his opponent after he gets his ass kicked.

I always thought Mayhem must've been high against GSP

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