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JasonJohnHorn
02-25-2015, 11:23 PM
With the news of Larry Sanders and his marijuana use being part of his medical treatment, it seems clear that it is time to update the drug policy.


First off, doctor who are trying to treat a patient prescribe the treatment they think is best for the health of the patient. If the long-term health of the patient, or best treatment involved medical marijuana, or for that matter steroids (some forms that are 'illegal' according to the NBA are prescribed by doctors), then players should not be penalized.


A work place should not penalize a worked because his or her doctor, who has an MD, prescribed something that owners, who have no medical training, decided shouldn't be part of the league.


This aside, marijuana is now legal in several states, so penalizing players for using it in those states is like penalizing players for drinking alcohol, and if a policy allows players in one state to use, then all should be allowed.


Regardless of this, or any argument one might make about the 'owners deciding and players agreeing', somebody's medical treatment should be punished. A doctor should not have his or her hands tied by their back to appease an employer.




So do you think it is time to change things up?

ewing
02-25-2015, 11:31 PM
i don't give a **** if they smoke crack

Tony_Starks
02-26-2015, 12:48 AM
With the news of Larry Sanders and his marijuana use being part of his medical treatment, it seems clear that it is time to update the drug policy.


First off, doctor who are trying to treat a patient prescribe the treatment they think is best for the health of the patient. If the long-term health of the patient, or best treatment involved medical marijuana, or for that matter steroids (some forms that are 'illegal' according to the NBA are prescribed by doctors), then players should not be penalized.


A work place should not penalize a worked because his or her doctor, who has an MD, prescribed something that owners, who have no medical training, decided shouldn't be part of the league.


This aside, marijuana is now legal in several states, so penalizing players for using it in those states is like penalizing players for drinking alcohol, and if a policy allows players in one state to use, then all should be allowed.


Regardless of this, or any argument one might make about the 'owners deciding and players agreeing', somebody's medical treatment should be punished. A doctor should not have his or her hands tied by their back to appease an employer.




So do you think it is time to change things up?



He wasn't prescribed the weed. He was smoking out dealing with the situation but it wasn't part of some Doctors regimen.

Weed will never be allowed in sports until its legalized nationwide because there's just no way for them to differentiate medicinal use from recreational....

IKnowHoops
02-26-2015, 01:23 AM
He wasn't prescribed the weed. He was smoking out dealing with the situation but it wasn't part of some Doctors regimen.

Weed will never be allowed in sports until its legalized nationwide because there's just no way for them to differentiate medicinal use from recreational....

The only problem with that is, the same can be said for all pain killers.

Chronz
02-26-2015, 01:25 AM
i don't give a **** if they smoke crack

lmfao

jerellh528
02-26-2015, 01:40 AM
The only problem with that is, the same can be said for all pain killers.

Well at least prescribed pain killers have fda regulations and support. Marijuana has a lack of fda interference which is why no doctor worth thier weight in salt will prescribe marijuana. It's still widely discouraged in the professional medical community to prescribe and only few do it

PowerHouse
02-26-2015, 02:12 AM
Well at least prescribed pain killers have fda regulations and support. Marijuana has a lack of fda interference which is why no doctor worth thier weight in salt will prescribe marijuana. It's still widely discouraged in the professional medical community to prescribe and only few do it

Its true that FDA has not approved botanical marijuana products since smoking plant matter can have various effects but they have approved drugs that contain the THC chemical.

Rodney Stuckey
02-26-2015, 05:52 AM
free the weed

2-ONE-5
02-26-2015, 10:42 AM
He wasn't prescribed the weed. He was smoking out dealing with the situation but it wasn't part of some Doctors regimen.

Weed will never be allowed in sports until its legalized nationwide because there's just no way for them to differentiate medicinal use from recreational....

exactly this. There are multiple forms of treatment that can be prescribed that are legal/not banned.

5ass
02-26-2015, 11:02 AM
Well at least prescribed pain killers have fda regulations and support. Marijuana has a lack of fda interference which is why no doctor worth thier weight in salt will prescribe marijuana. It's still widely discouraged in the professional medical community to prescribe and only few do it

FDA pushing their expensive drugs is the reason why. Marijuana is a better substitute. All this regulation and support yet all their drugs have damaging side effects.
Had sanders not been using marijuana they would've turned him to antidepressants. I'd choose the sweet leaf any day.

JasonJohnHorn
02-26-2015, 12:39 PM
Well at least prescribed pain killers have fda regulations and support. Marijuana has a lack of fda interference which is why no doctor worth thier weight in salt will prescribe marijuana. It's still widely discouraged in the professional medical community to prescribe and only few do it


There are doctors who prescribe Oxycontin and morphine, and those are FDA regulated. Does that mean that these highly addictive was to treat pain are ok in your book? Better than marijuana, though marijuana is far less addictive and doesn't destroy the liver the way Oxycontin and morphine do?



If no doctor 'worth their salt' would do this, then why is it widely accepted? I'll go with the opinion of people who graduated from medical school on this.

Vinylman
02-26-2015, 01:36 PM
There are doctors who prescribe Oxycontin and morphine, and those are FDA regulated. Does that mean that these highly addictive was to treat pain are ok in your book? Better than marijuana, though marijuana is far less addictive and doesn't destroy the liver the way Oxycontin and morphine do?
If no doctor 'worth their salt' would do this, then why is it widely accepted? I'll go with the opinion of people who graduated from medical school on this.

wow... I didn't know you were a doctor... good to know

Hawkeye15
02-26-2015, 01:41 PM
the NBA can do whatever they want. States dictate that subject right now.

5ass
02-27-2015, 07:12 PM
wow... I didn't know you were a doctor... good to know

Then go ask a Dr... he'll tell you he's right.

Vinylman
02-28-2015, 12:14 AM
Then go ask a Dr... he'll tell you he's right.

i didn't know that weed didn't destroy lives...

good to know

5ass
02-28-2015, 12:27 AM
i didn't know that weed didn't destroy lives...

good to know

liver.

Tony_Starks
02-28-2015, 12:43 AM
Not to mention from a PR perspective it would be a horrible move. The NBA is the only sport where people blatantly get away with calling their players thugs at the drop of a hat. The only sport where people rant and rave about players getting overpaid and compare them to people working 9-5 jobs. Add to that a new perception that these overpaid thugs are running around getting high living it up? No bueno.....