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News: Gregory Failed Yet another Drug Test

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by mortboy, Nov 11, 2016.

  1. JJHLH1

    JJHLH1 Well-Known Member

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    The National Institute on Drug Abuse website concludes that the scientific findings are consistent with the idea of marijuana as a "gateway drug".

    https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/research-reports/marijuana/marijuana-gateway-drug
     
  2. drawandstrike

    drawandstrike Well-Known Member

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    26 pages and counting and the last official word from the NFL was....failed a drug test, you say? Gee that's news to us. We don't know a thing about it.
     
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  3. FuzzyLumpkins

    FuzzyLumpkins The Boognish

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  4. gmoney112

    gmoney112 Well-Known Member

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    You aren't trying to actually think about what i'm saying, so i won't respond anymore. Think about the term "gateway", if you can't think about it, then there's no point. Federally linked documentation to an entity that has ruled marijuana federally illegal in the face of actual evidence, isn't really the best source.

    "It is important to note that other factors besides biological mechanisms, such as a person’s social environment, are also critical in a person's risk for drug use. An alternative to the gateway-drug hypothesis is that people who are more vulnerable to drug-taking are simply more likely to start with readily available substances like marijuana, tobacco, or alcohol, and their subsequent social interactions with other substance users increases their chances of trying other drugs. Further research is needed to explore this question."

    "However, the majority of people who use marijuana do not go on to use other, "harder" substances. "

    I will say that in every single case I have ever seen as a male in his 20's, that graduated business honors, went to a 5a public high school and a major D1 campus, there wasn't a single case where a marijuana user didn't smoke cigs or drink alcohol beforehand. Not one. And I knew a lot of potheads.

    You know who ended up moving on to harder things? The guys who had alcohol problems, the guys who had psychological problems, the guys who had Doctors prescribing them SSRI's and Xanax/Klonopin when they were 16. Those same prescriptions reacting superbly with their nights out and alcohol consumption when they blacked out and passed out in their own bodily fluids while still being in high school. Thanks, Docs!

    As far as the "reward system" of the brain, not only alcohol and specifically, nicotine, target these receptors, but half a population addicted to obesity causing consumables that target these same receptors and are consumed since basically infancy, are just a few of the others that predate marijuana usage.

    Trying to call it a "gateway" anything is either ignorance, or someone trying to play on others ignorance to further an agenda.
     
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  5. bounce

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    That's fine, but it IS illegal now, and the NFL rules say not to do it. It doesn't matter WHAT the rule is, don't friggin' break it. The NBA has a dress code and guys get fined for it. It's not illegal to wear a t-shirt, but it's a company rule with consequences. So, don't break company rules.
     
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  6. JJHLH1

    JJHLH1 Well-Known Member

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  7. Trouty

    Trouty Kellen Moore baby Zone Supporter

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    Agreed. Read my second post in the thread, Bounce, page 2. :)
     
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  8. gmoney112

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    Yeah, basically, even if the rule is pretty stupid, still a rule.

    I do wonder if they take more of an NBA stance though, since the NFL is also thinking about cutting commercial time and speeding up challenges in the face of falling viewership. They're locked into that stupid DirecTV contract so they actually have to improve the product on the field.

    Letting players who just fail for marijuana, play, getting them on the field, could be one step taken. Doubtful, but it's worth thinking about.
     
  9. bounce

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    Ha! Sorry - I responded and then saw 26 pages.
     
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  10. dallasdave

    dallasdave Well-Known Member

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    HOw YOU Doing ????
     
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  11. dallasdave

    dallasdave Well-Known Member

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    2nd verse same as the 1st
     
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  12. dallasdave

    dallasdave Well-Known Member

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    rare it is
     
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  13. dallasdave

    dallasdave Well-Known Member

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    :omg::omg::omg::eek::eek::eek:
     
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  14. FuzzyLumpkins

    FuzzyLumpkins The Boognish

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    You miss my point.

    You should look into what one needs to do to get permission to study marijuana in the states. You need approval from NIDA and the DEA both of whose existence relies at least in part on it being illegal.

    Here is an article from two years before the study you posted describing the research climate.

    https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/marijuana-research/
     
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    zrinkill Troller of Trolls and apparent Dak slobberer Zone Supporter

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  16. LocimusPrime

    LocimusPrime Well-Known Member

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    Lol I know right. That's a diff level
     
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  17. LocimusPrime

    LocimusPrime Well-Known Member

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    I'm going great on this beautiful sat! How u doing bro ?
     
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  18. dallasdave

    dallasdave Well-Known Member

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    great also, hey, hey, it's a beautiful day
     
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  19. JJHLH1

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    You are implying that the National Institute on Drug Abuse is biased and has an agenda. What evidence do you have of that? What about the rat studies which demonstrate that marijuana is a gateway drug, which can potentially harm not only the direct individual user but also their offspring? Some of the posters on this thread are under the impression that marijuana is completely harmless, like water, which isn't true. It's a powerful drug and should be treated as such.

    The National Institute on Drug Abuse findings were published in the New England Journal of Medicine (the most prestigious medical journal in the world):

    "The current state of science on the adverse health effects of marijuana use links the drug to several significant adverse effects including addiction. The article, published today in the New England Journal of Medicine, is authored by scientists from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of the National Institutes of Health.

    The review describes the science establishing that marijuana can be addictive and that this risk for addiction increases for daily or young users. It also offers insights into research on the gateway theory indicating that marijuana use, similar to nicotine and alcohol use, may be associated with an increased vulnerability to other drugs."

    “It is important to alert the public that using marijuana in the teen years brings health, social, and academic risk.”

    —Dr. Nora D. Volkow
    Director, National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

    https://www.nih.gov/news-events/new...s-research-marijuanas-negative-health-effects
     
  20. JJHLH1

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    That is very interesting, although as you mentioned it is from 2004. By the way I'm for the use of medical marijuana if it shows clinical benefit. The reason I'm posting these studies is to highlight the fact that marijuana is a powerful drug with potentially serious consequences.
     

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