Drop the penalties against Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. and stop driving athletes to drink with excessive punishments for using marijuana!
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Nevada State Athletic Commission

Drop the penalties against Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. and stop driving athletes to drink with excessive punishments for using marijuana!

    1. Petition by

      Marijuana Policy Project

The Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) fined former middleweight champion boxer Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. $900,000 and suspended him for nine months simply because he tested positive for marijuana.

The NSAC would never punish a fighter so severely for using alcohol, yet marijuana is an objectively less harmful product. It is less toxic, less addictive, and it does not contribute to assaults and other violent crimes like alcohol does. The commission's harsh marijuana penalties do nothing to promote the health and safety of athletes. If anything, they put them in danger by steering them toward using alcohol and away from making the safer choice to use marijuana instead.

Sign our petition today calling on the NSAC to drop the excessive penalties against Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. and stop driving athletes to drink by threatening to punish them for using marijuana.

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    • nicki obrien HEYWORTH, IL
      • 5 months ago

      because smoking marijuana is alot better for you then drinking...55 years ..thats a joke..people get a grip...

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    • Gary Gabrel LONGMONT, CO
      • 8 months ago

      It's ridiculous that people are treated as criminals for a practice that is at its base racist and political in nature. The U.S is supposed to be the Land of the FREE. What I put in my mouth is my own personal business, not the government's.

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    • Bill Proctor SANTA BARBARA, CA
      • 10 months ago

      Who pockets the $900K? NSAC!

      Far better to ban booze, but that didn't work either.

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    • Joseph M Ethridge LINCOLN, NE
      • 10 months ago

      For the safety of the athletes, spouses, and civilian drivers. Alcohol fuels aggression without intelligent direction

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    • Andr01d Marshmellow FRIENDSWOOD, UNITED STATES
      • 10 months ago

      I still carry the hopes that some day in the future we may have more civil rights rather than less, although the chance looks slim.

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