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Monday, September 8, 2008

Eat Until I Can Crush You

posted by on September 8 at 12:13 PM

Here’s the only sport where marijuana might be considered a performance-enhancing drug:

Two popular Russian sumo wrestlers were slapped with lifetime bans from Japan’s ancient national sport for allegedly using marijuana and the head of the Japan Sumo Association resigned Monday to take responsibility for the scandal, officials said.

The wrestlers, brothers Roho and Hakurozan, tested positive for the drug when the sport conducted its first drug tests following the arrest last month of another Russian wrestler, Wakanoho, for marijuana possession.

Is there any other sport where the competitor with munchies has the upper hand by consuming 34 breakfast chickens?

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Dude, I play computer games way better when stoned. But the munchies totally dont help with that.

Posted by catnextdoor | September 8, 2008 12:24 PM

Marijuana can be quite helpful in, say, team sports where the effect of it can help keep one's mind clear and focus on the action at hand - a lessener of distractions. It also seems to lessen the sense of fatigue and minor aches.

The downside is that it can also make you susceptible to covering someone from your own team by accident.

Posted by Lloyd Clydesdale | September 8, 2008 12:35 PM

Marijuana is very much a performance enhancing drug; when I engage in tests of endurance (running, biking, etc.) I find that I push myself harder and focus more after having smoked a little (or a lot). Anecdotal, sure, but I doubt I'm the only one out there upon whom marijuana has that effect.

Posted by Dave | September 8, 2008 12:41 PM

Competitive Eating anyone?

Posted by vooodooo84 | September 8, 2008 12:50 PM

@3: Same here. I also hike harder up trails with steep elevation gains when I've smoked a little.

Pot suppresses my appetite. If I'm hungry and I want to smoke a bowl, I have to eat first.

Posted by crispy | September 8, 2008 12:57 PM

#4 beat me to it.

Posted by Jason Josephes | September 8, 2008 1:01 PM

Someone should do a study to test how marijuana affects the productivity of adults with ADD.

Posted by Mike of Renton | September 8, 2008 1:13 PM

Well, it definitely makes housework more appealing.

Posted by emily | September 8, 2008 1:29 PM

There is a school of psychologists that use anecdotal evidence to show that marijuana positively affects the productivity levels of students with ADD and ADHD. I have been told that they won't publish these findings: 1) because they are primarily anecdotal; 2) they don't want to encourage over- and misdiagnosis of ADD and ADHD (something that I believe is already rampant); and 3) they don't want to encourage use of marijuana in the general populace (preserving it for their own use, those crafty psychologists).

Posted by Will in STL | September 8, 2008 2:36 PM

When I get stoned I just want to have sex and go to sleep. What's up with all you productive WA stoners???

Posted by freshnycman | September 9, 2008 8:31 AM

I wish they had sumo matches on US TV.

Posted by Greg | September 9, 2008 9:42 AM

I'll wake up saturday morning, smoke a doob, then clean frantically for the next 4 hours around the house.

But if I smoke at night, I veg out and relax and have a wonderful nights sleep.

Weed, the wonder drug :D

and yup, im ADHD

Posted by Wurm | September 9, 2008 9:57 AM

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