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Posted: 6/7/2014 8:31 PM

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James Quick has been cited along with HS teammate Jason Hatcher with misdemeanor marijuana possession…could be worse for sure but just passing it along. Typical college stuff but hope he learns his lesson as I, and many of you, expect big things from him this year! GO CARDS (Via Twitter)

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Posted: 6/7/2014 8:38 PM

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I wish they would just legalize it already.
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Posted: 6/7/2014 8:41 PM

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Whether you support legalization or not its coming.  As soon as this nation's youth takes office its all but on the dotted line.
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Posted: 6/7/2014 8:54 PM

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Good,  It will be a nice to start towards ending the "war on drugs" charade that has been financially crippling our economy for decades.


jpboit01 wrote: Whether you support legalization or not its coming.  As soon as this nation's youth takes office its all but on the dotted line.

 

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Posted: 6/7/2014 8:55 PM

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Check out the research conducted on the effects of legalization in Colorado for the first 90 days. That alone shows you that we need to just get on with it.
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Posted: 6/7/2014 9:10 PM

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Both good guys.......

They just have to realize that they need to keep their act together while they are in college.
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Posted: 6/7/2014 9:30 PM

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Whether you support it or not, it is still illegal and with that much on the line, you should stay away. 
jpboit01 wrote: Whether you support legalization or not its coming.  As soon as this nation's youth takes office its all but on the dotted line.
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Posted: 6/7/2014 10:06 PM

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Whether you support it or not, it is still illegal and with that much on the line, you should stay away. 
jpboit01 wrote: Whether you support legalization or not its coming.  As soon as this nation's youth takes office its all but on the dotted line.


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I guess I'm a rebel then because I think it's silly. Someone could tell me it's illegal to eat pancakes and bacon for dinner and it would make as much sense to me as marijuana being illegal. (And I would still eat pancakes and bacon fir dinner if I wanted to).
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Posted: 6/7/2014 11:13 PM

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What if 30 state legalize (I'm sure we all realize KY will be the last to do so...smdh), what will the NCAA do?  The NCAA can still list it as a banned substance.

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Posted: 6/7/2014 11:18 PM

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Whether you agree with marijuana legalization or not is totally irrelevant here.  If you break the rules/law and are caught doing so, you will be punished.  He's probably going to get a suspension over this if it did in fact happen and that just hurts the team.

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Posted: 6/7/2014 11:30 PM

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I am disappointed that one of our student athletes would embarrass himself, if nothing else, by committing an admittedly petty crime, but a well-known crime none the less, jeopardize his playing time and place at the university.

Also, marijuana isn't a performance enhancing drug.  For all the effort these guys put into training and nutrition, why impair your performance this way?  Even though it's legal, I wouldn't be giddy if these guys were smoking cigarettes all the time.

There are costs associated with being a scholarship athlete, and I don't think these prices are all that high.
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Posted: 6/7/2014 11:31 PM

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poofyhairedman wrote: Whether you agree with marijuana legalization or not is totally irrelevant here.  If you break the rules/law and are caught doing so, you will be punished.  He's probably going to get a suspension over this if it did in fact happen and that just hurts the team.
Agreed....and I"m a smoker. As much as I know it's not likely any sort of detriment to them, it's not legal and they are in a situation where they are jeopardizing their futures by using it. Come on guys, just leave it alone for 3 or 4 years and do what you need to do to put yourself in a good life position. You have your whole life to enjoy it. 

But, young people are gonna be young. It's what we all do and have done.
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Posted: 6/7/2014 11:41 PM

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banghead I hate when these situations occur, but I do hope a lesson was learned , if not then he or whoever else gets caught up in a situation like this deserves whatever is thrown at them..... James Quick should have a great season this year if he can stay out of trouble for the remainder of the year.....
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Posted: 6/7/2014 11:45 PM

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I think legalizing marijuana for recreational use probably is coming.  But contrary to how the media has characterized marijuana as "legal" in Colorado, marijuana is still very much illegal here and in all 50 states under federal law, and federal law trumps state law.
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Posted: 6/7/2014 11:51 PM

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Whether or not it is legalized has nothing to do with acceptance as a student athlete.  The NCAA and schools will still hold it illegal.   Legal and moral acceptance are two different things.
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Posted: 6/8/2014 12:22 AM

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I'm not sure what's going on in states that have 'legalized" MJ. But I would think if local and state authorities in those states are not actively pursuing MJ arrests then it would be for all practical purposes "legal", at least for the recreational user. To attract the attention of federal authorities I would think you would have to be selling/distributing on a fairly large scale. Federal authorities don't have the presence, numbers or desire to police at a local level across entire states.
DemonSpawn wrote: I think legalizing marijuana for recreational use probably is coming.  But contrary to how the media has characterized marijuana as "legal" in Colorado, marijuana is still very much illegal here and in all 50 states under federal law, and federal law trumps state law.
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Posted: 6/8/2014 12:42 AM

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I think he should be punished by coach Petrino. Not for the weed but for hanging with a blewie. That losing stuff could rub off on james
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Posted: 6/8/2014 1:06 AM

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Quick and his bro screwed up. I happen to like pot but I am not an athlete associated with an organization that bans it. A price will be paid and I hope Quick will wait a few years to light one up. I also hope CBP jumps on this quickly. We need absolutely NO transgressions.

C A R D S GO CARDS GO!!!!!!!!

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Posted: 6/8/2014 2:23 AM

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Some extra perspective I heard recently (though I forget where) is that athletes can't resort to alcohol for self medication (the way many of us do) because of the effect it has on fitness and health. So marijuana is a particularly attractive option for managing the pain and stress of playing top level sports and being a student. So I don't really see this as any different than underage drinking, and society tends to treat that with a wink and a nod, so why not this.

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Posted: 6/8/2014 2:31 AM

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All I am saying it is the law. I don't do it yet think it should be legalized. I don't think down on people that do it either. That being said you are getting your school paid for and you have the chance at a pro career. Stay away and realize what is at stake.
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