Strikeforce Personalities Set To Appear At Medical Marijuana Facility

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Frank Shamrock, Mauro Ranallo, Gilbert Melendez and Jake Shields will appear on 6/26 at the Grand Opening of the MedMar Healing Center in San Jose, which is a community based Cannabis and alternative health care facility in the city.  Shamrock said he supports cannibas to relieve pain after seeing his stepfather pass away slowly from lung cancer and be in so much pain, and feeling helpless to do anything.

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- Via Dave Meltzer's F4W

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I'm sure some will try to sell this as something shady and bad for the sport but it's the opening of a legal healing center.  As long as the fighters aren't advocating illegal use there really isn't too much negative to the story.

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Cage Side Seats thinks otherwise:

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It's far from the most politically sound thing for Strikeforce to be associated with, as in spite of what California says, marijuana is still illegal under federal law.  I doubt that Dana White has a problem with Joe Rogan being vocally in favor of the legalization of the drug, but do you think he'd allow him, Mike Goldberg, Shogun, and Frankie Edgar to make an appearance at a place that sold the stuff?  I don't think so, and regardless of one's political views on the matter, I don't think it's wise for Scott Coker to let this happen.

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But again, if they're not smoking weed outside the store there really isn't an issue.  I don't see a single way this comes back to bite Strikeforce.

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