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    amir is a boss , I dont care if he smokes weed once in a while . Its way healthier for you then alcohol and anyone who thinks it isn't doesn't know the facts about weed
    Weed isn't "healthy" for anyone. It's simply less destructive than alcohol.
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    Dude walks out of a head shop and were all worries he's addicted to weed??

    In regards to the whole random drug testing thing, I worry about how Portland and Denver players handle it. Pull a Ross Rabagliatti and be like shii it's part of the culture here! It's legal, I was at a party and had some second hand!

    Also anyone who thinks weed is a PED has clearly never smoked lol
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    You don't know what you're talking about, if you don't think it's a PED
    LBF, maybe elaborate on this thought, instead of just bluntly saying he doesn't know what he's talking about. I happen to agree with him. Smoking a joint before playing a game is not going to give anyone an unfair advantage.
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    Quote Nilanka wrote: View Post
    Weed isn't "healthy" for anyone. It's simply less destructive than alcohol.
    Its the only one, out of Booze and Cigarettes etc., that offers "medicinal benefits" though.
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    Quote joey_hesketh wrote: View Post
    Its the only one, out of Booze and Cigarettes etc., that offers "medicinal benefits" though.
    Not totally true...ever hear of the health benefits of red wine?

    Seriously though, in terms of direct and indirect harm....nothing's as bad as alcohol

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    Its the only one, out of Booze and Cigarettes etc., that offers "medicinal benefits" though.
    That's true. It dulls pain/nausea caused by chemotherapy, which is why it's sometimes prescribed to cancer patients. But that's very different from saying it's "healthy"
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    Quote joey_hesketh wrote: View Post
    Its the only one, out of Booze and Cigarettes etc., that offers "medicinal benefits" though.
    Actually, Jägermeister has medicinal benefits too. A shot of it helps with an upset stomach. My father was given it growing up in Germany. At first I thought he was full of shit, but tried it myself and it does actually work. All of the herbs and spices help calm an upset stomach.

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    Quote Dr. James Naismith wrote: View Post
    Actually, Jägermeister has medicinal benefits too. A shot of it helps with an upset stomach. My father was given it growing up in Germany. At first I thought he was full of shit, but tried it myself and it does actually work. All of the herbs and spices help calm an upset stomach.
    Placebo effect!
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    Quote Dr. James Naismith wrote: View Post
    Actually, Jägermeister has medicinal benefits too. A shot of it helps with an upset stomach. My father was given it growing up in Germany. At first I thought he was full of shit, but tried it myself and it does actually work. All of the herbs and spices help calm an upset stomach.
    Very good point actually. Pretty sure they used Jager for cough medicine even. Haha
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    Quote joey_hesketh wrote: View Post
    LBF, maybe elaborate on this thought, instead of just bluntly saying he doesn't know what he's talking about. I happen to agree with him. Smoking a joint before playing a game is not going to give anyone an unfair advantage.
    Well, Joey. If you will aloww it. I'll have these fine gentlemen elobarate on my point for me.

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    Weed affects different people in different ways, and a lot depends on whether you become addicted to it and rely upon it. I could tell you stories of people that have been very successful, in different fields, while smoking up every day, along with other stories of people that totally failed in life because smoking up became a priority.
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    ha, was going to say the same. Plus, only way it could possibly be performance enhancing is if being used to treat an anxiety disorder. Hmmmmm, maybe that's Beasley's problem, and maybe the Sixers ought to consider for Royce White's meds
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    Well, Joey. If you will aloww it. I'll have these fine gentlemen elobarate on my point for me.
    I think the anxiety argument is a bit off, however. Someone like Royce White is at an unfair disadvantage by having to deal with his anxiety. So to be able to smoke a joint to aid in that, would only be leveling the playing field.

    And someone could argue that eating Pasta and drinking coffee before a game helps them play better. Doesn't make it a PED.
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    It enhances their performance, does it not?
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    Quote LBF wrote: View Post
    It enhances their performance, does it not?
    Tylenol might "enhance" their performance. Once again, does not make it a PED.
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    Quote joey_hesketh wrote: View Post
    Tylenol might "enhance" their performance. Once again, does not make it a PED.
    It's a drug and it enhances their performance. That's all the words that make up PED.
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    It's a drug and it enhances their performance. That's all the words that make up PED.
    Ok now you're just being a smart-ass. :P

    When I say PED (and most everyone else as well) I am referring to banned substances.
    Of which, Tylenol, Coffee or Pasta, or not. And for that matter, neither is having a beer.
    I'd put pot in the same catergory.
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    No, I'm not being a smart ass. I'm trying to prove the point and asking; where do you draw the line?
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    How does weed enhance one's performance? Please explain.

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    Quote Dr. James Naismith wrote: View Post
    How does weed enhance one's performance? Please explain.
    I'm not suggesting that weed should be considered a PED, but I can certainly see the slippery slope argument.

    If weed helps a player like Royce White overcome his natural inabilities (i.e. anxiety), then one might conclude that weed enhanced his performance.

    LBF raises an interesting point about where to draw the line.
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    I see better with glasses. Does this give me an advantage?
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    Not really.

    Laws/rules are based on the average.

    If 100 athletes take HGH, 99 of them (probably 100) will become better
    if 100 athletes smoke weed only a handful may see a performance boost, the greater majority would see a decrease in performance. Therefore it is not performance enhancing.

    Skittles can make Marshawn Lynch run over your ass but if it doesn't work for a larger group than it's not performance enhancing, at best it's a weird chemical reaction for that person and most likely it's just a placebo.


    Edit: The "Not really" comment was in reply to Nilanka.

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    Quote Nilanka wrote: View Post
    I'm not suggesting that weed should be considered a PED, but I can certainly see the slippery slope argument.

    If weed helps a player like Royce White overcome his natural inabilities (i.e. anxiety), then one might conclude that weed enhanced his performance.

    LBF raises an interesting point about where to draw the line.
    Sorry, but I don't buy it. There are plenty of prescription drugs that help with anxiety. From studies that I've read weed can have an adverse effect and create more anxiety for people. I think in many cases most use it as an excuse to smoke it.

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