After Nick Diaz’s lawyers put forward the defense that marijuana metabolines != marijuana and Diaz is technically allowed to smoke out of competition, the NSAC responded with “Nick Diaz is a liar because he didn’t include pot on his pre-fight paperwork.” Neener neener try and get around that, Mr Slick Pants Lawyer guy!
“In order for you to have a false official statement, it has to be sworn to,” Goodman said. “It has to be under oath. If you found something contradictory in an affidavit that is sworn to under penalties of perjury, then that’s where you really have a claim of false official statement. Here, you have none of that. You have a one-page, pre-printed questionnaire that was simply signed. There was no witness to attest to it, it wasn’t done under penalty of perjury, (and) it wasn’t sworn to.”
Yeeeeeaaaaaah. I don’t know about that one, guy.
“The second issue, which is really the main issue, is that he was truthful in responding to that question. He didn’t take prescription medications in the last two weeks (prior to the fight).”
A key point of contention, he said, is the attorney general’s implication that Diaz has a prescription for medical marijuana.
“The way that you become a medical marijuana patient is … that you have a doctor,” Goodman said. “A doctor doesn’t prescribe to you marijuana. A doctor recommends that that would be an approved use for whatever diagnosis somebody has. In [Diaz’s] case, [attention deficit hyperactivity disorder]. So nowhere is there an actual prescription for marijuana. It would be illegal for any doctor to prescribe marijuana.”
That one sounds kinda crazy too, but it’s apparently true: “Since marijuana is classified as a Schedule I drug by the federal government, it cannot legally prescribed by a physician nor dispensed by a pharmacy. However, physicians can recommend the use of medical marijuana for their patients and those that have received such a recommendation can legally use marijuana in accordance with certain laws.”
So once again, Nick Diaz’s lawyer has just jumped through another NSAC flaming hoop like Evel Knievel on a motorcycle made out of technicalities, throwing double birds and screaming “DON’T BE SCARED OF MARIJUANA, HOMEY!”