Wow, 1 year for weed?! I don't now what the law is in some states, but even small amounts in Missouri is only a misdemeanor (same as a speeding ticket). That's a pretty stiff sentence for something that is likely less harmful than most legal prescription drugs.
Diaz fined, out 1 year for pot test
UFC welterweight fighter Nick Diaz
Updated May 21, 2012 10:07 PM ET
Ultimate Fighting Championship competitor Nick Diaz is being fined $79,500 and banned from fighting until next February for testing positive for marijuana use following a fight in Las Vegas.
Nevada Athletic Commission executive Keith Kizer said the fine imposed following a Monday hearing amounts to 30 percent of Diaz's $265,000 purse and bonus following his Feb. 4 UFC welterweight title loss to Carlos Condit. The one-year suspension dates from that fight.
Diaz and his lawyer, Ross Goodman, failed to convince commissioners that Diaz had a prescription from a doctor in California to use medicinal marijuana for treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
Diaz also lost his license for six months and was fined $3,000 by the commission after another positive marijuana test following a win in 2007.