Does Marijuana Make You Better at Sports?

The DEA and FBI are working overtime to bust steroid suppliers. Now, the Drug Czar's office has been boasting about the U.S. government's commitment to preventing cheating in sports. So why are they going after the NBA for being too lenient about marijuana use?

Deputy Drug Czar Scott Burns is very proud of the work that's being done to ensure fairness in sports:
The nation's deputy drug czar said Tuesday that the indictment of slugger Barry Bonds in connection with a federal steroids investigation shows the world that the United States remains "the No. 1 country in the world when it comes to going after cheating in sports." [LA Times]
Of course, like so many other aspects of the war on drugs, the war on steroids suddenly morphs into a war on marijuana:
He was especially critical of the NBA's relatively liberal policy on marijuana use, which calls for a maximum five-game suspension for the third and subsequent offenses.

"If Americans knew that you can be a professional high-level athlete and smoke dope and those are the penalties, they would be offended," he said. "For professional athletes that smoke dope, there should be a message that says you don't get to play your sport."
Why not? I don't understand, Mr. Burns. What does this have to do with cheating? Oh boy, does marijuana really make you better at basketball? I have never heard that before. I've heard that it cures cancer, increases fertility, and prevents Alzheimer's, but I did not know that it made you better at sports. That's so awesome.

To be fair, however, I doubt the Deputy Drug Czar actually believes marijuana is a performance-enhancing drug. I think his concerns have more to do with the fact that widespread marijuana use among professional athletes undermines his office's non-stop campaign to convince Americans that using marijuana will weaken their bodies and ruin their futures.

With that in mind, I would highly recommend to the folks at the Drug Czar's office that they immediately stop trying to drug test athletes for marijuana. After all, if you don't want the kids to find out that their favorite athletes smoke pot, you can begin by not drug testing those athletes or complaining publicly about their rampant marijuana use.
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Thanks ONDCP!

Remember when Olympic snowboarder, Ross Rebagliati, got his gold medal taken away because he tested positive for pot? They gave it back to him because it wasn't a performance enhancing drug.
http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=M1ARTM0...

We really should thank the ONDCP for promoting policies that show the world how successful you can be, even if you've done drugs. Well done!

And BTW, I think their major motivation for wanting to drug test everyone in the country is about collecting drug use data -- aside from wanting to fill up rehabs with pot smokers. They know the surveys aren't very accurate. But I haven't heard anything else about the sewer testing project. Maybe they didn't want anyone to know that there are a lot more people doing drugs than they thought.
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/20380094/

Steroids in law enforcement is the real issue

The Morning Call
10/05
"HEADLINE: Whitehall officer faces drug charges ** Police say he sold pills and steroids. He already is accused of wife assault.

A suspended Whitehall Township police officer awaiting trial for allegedly assaulting his estranged wife now faces accusations of obtaining, using and peddling prescription painkillers and steroids."

Google "police use of steroids" and see for yourself.

"But there is an even greater problem: violent, aggressive behavior, a common side effect of steroids, can contribute to police brutality -- even murder." ABC News posted at Infowars

Here is a forum page at Officer.com
Weightlifters...Ever tried Boldione?

"GA-Cop
06-27-2003, 01:44 PM
ESPN the Magazine cover story this week was on the huge steroid market. The one that has seem to risen to the top is Boldione; Created by a chemist in FL. A bottle of 60 sells for $40-$60. Which I think is a deal because Andro, not near as strong, sells for about $60-$80. The company suggests 8-13 week cycle.

Right now I'm using creatine, whey protein, and Tribulus Fuel Stack.

Anybody heard/tried this?"

YES, IS TRUE THAT ANYBODY

YES, IS TRUE THAT ANYBODY COULD HEAR" TRY THIS" BUT THEY HAVE THE TIME TO THINK ABOUT WHAT WOULD HAPPEN TO THEM AND THEN SAY NO.

well i think that marijuana

well i think that marijuana can make people better at sports because they use marijuana in hospitals.

Your Truely
Chris Will.

umm pot can make ppl better

umm pot can make ppl better at sports cuz they use it at hospitals!?!? umm, they use bleach at hospitals too, that make u better at sports? do you realize that your statement has no foundation or support and doesn't even make literal sense?

what/?

spoken like a true stoner!!!!

WELL I THINK THAT MARIJUANA

WELL I THINK THAT MARIJUANA IS NOTHING BECAUSE IT DONT HELP YOU AT ALL WITH YOUR PROBLEMS , IT JUST GETS YOU HIGH AND GETS YOU IN TO MORE TROUBLE WITH THE LAW.ANOTHER THING IS THAT IS BAD FOR YOU R HEALTH, IS JUST STUPID WHEN PEOPLE BE USIN IT...BY THE WAY JUST BECAUSE THE HOSPITAL USED IT DOESN'T MEAN NOTHING.

not even harmful

the truth is that anabolic steroids are not even harmful if not abused. even if abused it take A LOT of abuse to get a bad side effect. plus all the side effects are reversible upon discontinuing. Don't let the media fool you.

WELL I THINK THAT YOU ARE

WELL I THINK THAT YOU ARE WRONG BECAUSE IT IS HARMFUL FOR YOU.

the guy at the top is a ass

the guy at the top is a ass

Man if any of you guys

Man if any of you guys actually used pot, you wouldnt even be having this discussion. First of all, Marijuana is not the different from tobacco. You smoke tobacco, you get a brain rush and a certain "high" feeling from the nicotine. You can consume nyquil or otc drugs to get this "high" feeling, but when it comes to pot it is tabood. The government doesn't give a shit about if it is harmful, they care about their image. The fact that michael phelps dominated the olympics AND smoked pot is proof that the drug is not dangerous. Ask any doctor, long term use can have side effects, but here and there the drug is not dangerous. Smoke ten joints, you eat all the food in the house and go to sleep. Take ten asprin, your in a casket.

I personaly think weed

I personaly think weed helps. I started a few months before football started and this has been my best season ever, I'm making more tackles and running the ball way better.

I play any sport better when

I play any sport better when im high off weed
it definitely is a performance enhancing drug for the time being that ur high
after it wears off i pick up skills that i probably wouldnt if i was sober
but im sure any athlete could do without it

weed helped me....

weed helped me get a lot faster because before i smoked my mile time was like 12 minutes and now its 6:55 so im sayin

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