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    Quote Papa Burgundy wrote: View Post
    Whatever, weed is de-criminalized in Canada anyway ... Lots of 20 year olds smoke some dank, if you happen to be 'laid off' for a few months with millions of dollars available ... hell, take a late night cruise, grab a bag of grass, and go for it ... $128 ticket? OOohhh no!

    Drinking at halftime didn't hurt Keon for us - so why would smoking in the offseason. Ask Oak.
    He wasn't in Canada. He's unfortunately a role model. He deserves to get whatever he gets. The league is going to fine him a lot more than $128 and they're probably going to suspend him, which will also cost him money. That's a bigger deal.

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    will also hurt his trade value
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    And his reputation and his credibility. Both those hurt his pocket as well. Major brands don't come knocking on the doors of pot heads. Smart basketball clubs don't take interest in guys with horrible track records and the weak ones aren't going to have deep pockets for them. The implications of his actions cannot be quantified by a $128 ticket for stupidity.

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    Quote Gman wrote: View Post
    The guys stoned AND speeding. Loser...threatening his life and the life of everybody else on the road that night. Just like the Jack Ass guy. No different except he's not dead.
    If he was stoned, or if the Cop had any reason to believe he was stoned then the ticket would be for ALOT more than that.
    The ticket was for Possession. They have laws specifically for Marijuana DUIs. I believe.

    Not to mention that driving while under the influence of Marijuana is not NEARLY as dangerous as driving while Intoxicated. If it were, then every state would VERY specific laws against it. But they don't.
    I don't condone it any way shape or form, but "Jack Ass dude" (Ryan Dunn) was TRASHED. And to me, getting behind the wheel after having Drank any amount over a beer is STUPID and DANGEROUS. Getting behind the wheel after/while smoking a Joint isn't nearly as stupid. Still stupid. But not as. Just my opinion though.

    And NBAers get pulled over for DUIs far too often in my opinion. The league needs to crack down on those idiots first, before they actually do kill someone. It'll happen eventually, with the rate in which they are getting pulled over.
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    Quote Gman wrote: View Post
    The guys stoned AND speeding. Loser...threatening his life and the life of everybody else on the road that night. Just like the Jack Ass guy. No different except he's not dead.
    where did it say he was stoned?

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    he's just an idiot.

    1. weed isn't addictive. if you got in trouble for it once, and know it could jeapordise your MILLIONS OF DOLLARS... it might be a good idea to stop.

    2. the "it wasn't mine, it was my friend's and he left it in my car" BS is getting tired. My friends ain't leaving 16 grams in my car unless they fully well know i'm going to smoke it.

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    What happened to the good ol day when NBA players would just do tons of blow?
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    I think to sum it up, high profile kids dropping dead of heart attacks happened.

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    Eeeee...Right that guy. *adjusts collar*
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    Quote Apollo wrote: View Post
    I think to sum it up, high profile kids dropping dead of heart attacks happened.
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    Eeeee...Right that guy. *adjusts collar*
    Len Bias ... what a shame.
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    Quote joey_hesketh wrote: View Post
    Not to mention that driving while under the influence of Marijuana is not NEARLY as dangerous as driving while Intoxicated.

    Being driven by a stonner sucks. They take their time, they don't jump in and out of traffic. I had my friend from BC here on vacation and I made the mistake of asking him to drive me somewhere. I was like "GO, GO", "CUT HER OFF... ", "Dude yellow, means step on it!"... anyway it was quite the stressful time in that car, I just wanted to knock him out and carjack the car so that I could get to my destination 3 minutes earlier, we were getting passed by cabs. It wasn't right.

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    So true. I remember in my um...earlier days thinking I was a race car driver until my friend looked at me and said, "Dude, you're going 30."
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    Quote albertan_10 wrote: View Post
    http://tsn.ca/nba/story/?id=371145

    MINNEAPOLIS -- Police say Minnesota Timberwolves forward Michael Beasley was ticketed for possessing marijuana and speeding in the Minneapolis suburb of Minnetonka last week.

    Capt. Scott Boerboom said Thursday that an officer stopped Beasley around 3 a.m. on June 26 on Interstate 394 after clocking him going 84 m.p.h. in a 65 m.p.h. zone. He says the officer smelled a strong odour of marijuana coming from the car.

    The report says the officer found 16.2 grams of it under the front passenger seat of Beasley's car. It says Beasley claimed the marijuana was not his, but belonged to a friend whom he had just dropped off.

    The possession charge is a petty misdemeanour that carries a fine of $128. The Timberwolves say they can't comment during the lockout.
    actually, the fact that he smokes pot makes me want him on the team more.

    although, it's unsafe as hell in the city. if you can just go out to the middle of nowhere and just rip it down the road ripped one of the most awesome feelings ever...

    that's what i hear anyway.
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    Default Marijuana Use Goes Unchecked, Many in NBA Say," New York Times, October 26, 1997

    I couldnt find the article online, but I remember many years ago, that the NY Times asserted that up to 70% of NBA players drank and smoked pot excessively. Other than a speeding charge (happens to a lot of non-athletes too), and getting caught twice in a short period of time (happens to a lot of 22 year olds), you guys shouldnt have much to say about Beasley. Yes, his effort and his defence are questionable (would be an awful frontcourt defensively with Bargnani). But I would say you guys are being a little too hard on the kid.

    It is pretty funny seeing a bunch of guys who probably fuck up all the time in their own lives, hold a 22 year old to such a high standard and shit all over him when they get the chance.

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    Maybe he uses it for medicinal purposes. I understand he suffers from depression. But then again...... Just dont do it at half time.

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    It has been noted in the past that you were more likely to to have schizophrenia if you smoked pot, based on statistical frequency studies of pot heads.


    However, recently new research has found that CBD,one of the active terrapins in pot, showed great promise in treating schizophrenia.


    So it became clearer, that schizophrenics more than likely seeked out pot for these benefits. It may not have been a conscious decision of self medication, other than a user with schizophrenia noticing that he coped better with life if he lit up once in a while. Therefore, it is now understood in academic circles that deal with cannabis research that it is more likely that schizophrenics were attracted to pot, rather than pot attracted schizophrenia. The reason for this is that after 100 years of use there are no credible studies to show that pot induces schizophrenia in non schizophrenics (those with no family history of the disease) and if this was indeed the case, considering its wide use in the 70's we would be having an epidemic of schizophrenia right now.


    Now the reason that I bring this up is because I like Bendit's response. Beasley is reported to have mental issues that border on depression and even some form of anxiety, gauging by the body of evidence from his off court behaviour in Miami. Maybe he really is self medicating, or coping as best as he can by using pot therapeutically.
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    I agree 100%, I know what it means to self medicate over something like ADD, its pretty severe and very frustrating, and having ADD as an adult is very debilitating. (people underestimate just how much so). I know plenty of people, (and have done enough research) to see that this subconscious reaction to a medicine that works for you is real. People with mental issues almost get called marijuana 'addicts' because it is difficult to stop using whats helping you live better. Marijuana isnt physically addicting, it is a mental decision to take it or not. People with ADD can now concentrate (yes pot for ADD does increase focus immensely), people with depression now feel better, people with anxiety calm down, etc. Marijuana's purpose on this earth is as a medicine, and our bodies realize this. Statistics on pot GIVING anxiety, ADD, depression, schizophrenia, are faulty by design, due to the fact that those are the people that the medicine will attract. Thats like saying chemo therapy gives people cancer because most people on chemo therapy have cancer...

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    Quote enlightenment wrote: View Post
    Thats like saying chemo therapy gives people cancer because most people on chemo therapy have cancer...
    Awesome analogy.

    I like where this conversation is going.

    I have quite the history of Alchoholism in my family, and as such, have cut back on my drinking pretty severely in the last couple of years. Both my parents are ex-hippies, and I've learned that one can be very successful in life and still smoke Marijuana on a daily basis. As long as you are responsible and smart about where and how you do it, there is no reason why someone can't smoke pot and lead a fulfilling and satisfying life. It is when it controls everything that you do, and when you can't do anything without 'being stoned' that it becomes a problem. I didn't start until after High School, and I don't think kids in High School should be abusing it either. But I realized very quickly in Uni that it helps me focus and clear my mind and get stuff done. I think when someone becomes a responsible adult, and contributing member of society, I see no reason why they shouldn't be able to enjoy it in a responsible manner.

    Just don't let it take over your life. Be able and willing to drop it at any minute.
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    personally, i dont care if he smokes weed.

    BUT... if i was making MILLIONS of dollars.. and my boss suggested "hey, you should probably drink less coffee.. it doesnt look good that you're at the coffee machine every hour and the caffeine-shakes are kind of annoying"

    i'll stop drinking coffee. why would i jeapordise those MILLIONS over coffee?

    and caffeine is more addictive than pot.

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    ...he certainly is an idiot for keeping a half ounce in his car. Doesn't take that much tact to get a friend to deliver it to you. Precautions are definitely lacking in this scenario.

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