Olympic Ouster Brings Marijuana Issue To Forefront
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Olympic Ouster Brings Marijuana Issue To Forefront
Posted by CN Staff on August 07, 2012 at 07:38:23 PT
By Eric Prisbell, USA Today
Source: USA Today
USA -- American wrestler Stephany Lee, who missed the Olympics because she tested positive for marijuana, was at home in Colorado Springs when she heard that judoka Nicholas Delpopolo had been thrown out of the London Games after failing a drug test he blamed on inadvertently eating food baked with marijuana. Delpopolo is 23, the same age Michael Phelps was when the swimmer was photographed inhaling from a marijuana pipe in 2009. Phelps, who never failed a drug test, apologized, received a three-month suspension from USA Swimming and is celebrated as the most decorated Olympian in history.
"That was evidence that he does do that," Lee said of Phelps during an interview with USA TODAY Sports on Monday. "And you're still going to be able to achieve your dreams regardless. Look at him. He's awesome. He's the best athlete ever in the Olympics. It's a double standard. If you already make a name for yourself, then what happens afterward really doesn't matter.  I'd rather have my situation (of not going) than getting kicked out of the Olympic Village" like Delpopolo.Lee said she and other Olympic athletes exhibit "camaraderie" in discussing with one another when best to stop marijuana use before expected testing. Lee estimated that at least "a good 50 Olympic athletes" use marijuana regularly before they stop in time for testing."We all regulate our consumption," Lee said. "It's not like we have to do a competition and we are continuously on this; that's not how it works. We know when the tests are going to be because they come to the biggest events. A month before this I am not going to do this anymore, just for the simple fact that you'll have to clean your system."We party just as hard as we train, especially when it's over. People are going to do what they are going to do regardless. Just because there is a test on it doesn't mean people are going to stop it. It just means they will change how they are using it and their consumption of it. I'm pretty sure that if athletes were to all party together  who wouldn't, you know?"SnippedComplete Article: USA Today (US) Author: Eric Prisbell, USA TodayPublished: August 7, 2012Copyright: 2012 USA Today, a division of Gannett Co. Inc.Contact: editor usatoday.comWebsite: -- Cannabis Archives 
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Comment #7 posted by runruff on August 08, 2012 at 13:39:48 PT
Last Saturday night.
My wife said she would like to go to this Karaoke Bar and Grill. She heard the Karaoke was really good. I pipped up with, Yeah, I love that Karaoke, especially the chicken!"Worse, she is telling everyone!
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Comment #6 posted by runruff on August 08, 2012 at 13:24:41 PT
My Wife re-Me.
"My Husband is strong and kind. When I can get him to bathe, he is just kind"!
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Comment #5 posted by runruff on August 08, 2012 at 09:09:07 PT
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Comment #4 posted by schmeff on August 07, 2012 at 11:04:50 PT
In Summation:
Cannabis is a life enhancing substance.With the greedy one percent (GOP) trying to ru(i)n the world, EVERYONE could use a little enhancement.
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Comment #3 posted by schmeff on August 07, 2012 at 10:57:01 PT
Olympic Potheads Must Be Punished!!!
Not for using cannabis...but for proving indisputably that cannabis is neither dangerous nor damaging. In other words, they are punished for revealing the truth.Ironically, with most of the world's cannabis prohibition resting on the lie that cannabis is dangerous and harmful, the Olympic Committee tests for cannabis along with other performance enhancing substances.
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Comment #2 posted by The GCW on August 07, 2012 at 09:03:33 PT
Different substances.
When it comes to real performance enhancing drugs, most athletes are united against them. With the God given plant cannabis, there is contempt. The rules breed contempt. So contempt is what they'll get.
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Comment #1 posted by Sam Adams on August 07, 2012 at 09:00:24 PT
The Olympics
my comment on the Olympics. Isn't it interesting that they were started in the late 1800's, right at the start of the industrial age. It's almost as if the ruling families could sense the decline of religion and the feudal system. They needed to stoke the nationalist fires, to prep the population to fight the horrible wars of the 1900's perhaps?  It would no longer be as easy as sending the serfs out to fight invading heathens, or to attack indigenous populations in colonial areas. The 1900's are now known as the great century of nationalism, with unprecedented war death and aggression.I see the Olympics as a divine combination of nationalism and corporate authority over the masses.  Look at 2008 - it's almost as if the corporations were saying we FORCE you to accept China as a "good" country, no matter what they do.  1 million people were "displaced" and their neighborhoods bulldozed or walled-off just to hold the Beijing Olympics.Of course the world elite also held the Olympics in Nazi Germany and Soviet Russia too!  And they stoody by and did nothing as beautiful Sarajevo was ravaged by the Serbs after its Olympic fest. So much for world unity and peace!this site says that the Olympics were specifically started by an aristocrat to better prepare the people for war:
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