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Old 11-29-2020, 12:02 AM
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I could see the DGPT doing something like this just for their events. Much smaller player base to deal with compared to the PDGA doing it for all sanctioned events.
I would agree with this...but only because they could leverage it as a selling point to a potential outside sponsor who thinks DG is a hippie sport.

Aka we’ll drug test if it makes you more comfortable giving us sponsorship cash.
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Old 11-29-2020, 10:48 AM
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I would agree with this...but only because they could leverage it as a selling point to a potential outside sponsor who thinks DG is a hippie sport.

Aka we’ll drug test if it makes you more comfortable giving us sponsorship cash.
Makes sense. But I also think the pro side of the sport is getting younger and younger every year. I just don't see how the PDGA/DGPT could publicly embrace vaping, weed, etc, while teens are showing up in media covered rounds.
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Old 12-04-2020, 01:32 AM
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Makes sense. But I also think the pro side of the sport is getting younger and younger every year. I just don't see how the PDGA/DGPT could publicly embrace vaping, weed, etc, while teens are showing up in media covered rounds.
The same way they have alcohol and beer sponsors. With it becoming more and more common within 5 years marijuana will be looked at the same way. Most people want to compare it to smoking but I think it's most comparable to alcohol.
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Old 12-04-2020, 02:05 AM
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I love this thread so much. So many secret scientists and know what's best for yous. PDGA will never test for weed, because by the time they could, it will be legal. It will still probably be against the rules to do it during tournament play, but so is drinking. And having a beer before your round is not prohibited as far as I know.
Legality is irrelevant. If it’s deemed PED it isn’t allowed in the sport and will result in a penalty (usually suspension).

Diaz in MMA retroactively lost a fight for THC.
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Old 12-04-2020, 02:14 AM
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The same way they have alcohol and beer sponsors. With it becoming more and more common within 5 years marijuana will be looked at the same way. Most people want to compare it to smoking but I think it's most comparable to alcohol.
You won’t see weed sponsors for some time. I’d give it 30 years.

They tried canibinoid sponsors in SX/MX. and were shot down.

DG could buck the trend—nothing explicitly stopping them as they haven’t gone the testing route.

I don’t think DG can afford testing so it won’t happen. But, if it does the pro side will die or at least wither and the core/grass roots will continue as always.
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Old 12-04-2020, 02:38 AM
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Its been done already happened last year - https://www.pdga.com/tour/event/39807
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You won’t see weed sponsors for some time. I’d give it 30 years.

They tried canibinoid sponsors in SX/MX. and were shot down.

DG could buck the trend—nothing explicitly stopping them as they haven’t gone the testing route.

I don’t think DG can afford testing so it won’t happen. But, if it does the pro side will die or at least wither and the core/grass roots will continue as always.
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Old 12-04-2020, 02:41 AM
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You won’t see weed sponsors for some time. I’d give it 30 years.

They tried canibinoid sponsors in SX/MX. and were shot down.

DG could buck the trend—nothing explicitly stopping them as they haven’t gone the testing route.

I don’t think DG can afford testing so it won’t happen. But, if it does the pro side will die or at least wither and the core/grass roots will continue as always.
I don't necessarily think we will see rec weed sponsors for some time, but we have already seen CBD sponsors for Elite Series events. I also don't think it will be even close to 30 years.
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I don't necessarily think we will see rec weed sponsors for some time, but we have already seen CBD sponsors for Elite Series events. I also don't think it will be even close to 30 years.
Per the above, looks like I missed the boat.

Throw in testing and the world turns upside down.

The question is if it is a bump in the road or a direction?
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Old 12-05-2020, 12:29 AM
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This means exactly nothing. I suppose it's historic for the House to pass such a bill but Mitch will never allow it and Trump will never sign it. More false hope from worthless politicians in the House who KNEW it would never fly but who will brag about their useless votes anyway. Now they can all say they tried and failed and the issue will be dropped like a bad habit.
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