Marijuana’s acceptance is constantly growing with more and more states legalizing its usage in one form or another.
But in the MMA world, it remains a sticky topic. Chiesa has a solution, though, especially on the heels of Nick Diaz’s recent five-year suspension for failing a test for pot for a third time in Nevada.
“Take marijuana off the banned list,” Chiesa said on Friday at a Q&A session with fans ahead of the weigh-ins for tonight’s UFC 195, which takes place at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. “I know a lot of people who actually use marijuana for medical purposes. I know fighters that have legitimate issues – not a lot of people want to put medicines in their body that are built in a science laboratory, but there’s a plant out there that grows naturally that can help guys with (attention deficit disorder) and certain other things.”
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