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Michael Beasley busted for pot possession

Posted on: July 6, 2011 3:39 pm
Edited on: July 6, 2011 5:02 pm
 
Minnesota Timberwolves forward Michael Beasley was reportedly busted for pot possession. Posted by Ben Golliver. michael-beasley
 
Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on David Kahn.

Multiple reports on Wednesday indicate that Minnesota Timberwolves forward Michael Beasley was recently cited for possession of marijuana.

The Star-Tribune reports that Beasley was stopped while driving but was not under the influence.
Timberwolves forward Michael Beasley was cited for marijuana possession after being pulled over for speeding in Minnetonka, police said Wednesday.

The traffic stop occurred about 3 a.m. on June 26 on Hwy. 12 near Carlson Parkway, said Capt. Scott Boerboom. Beasley was driving 84 miles per hour in a 65 mph zone, Boerboom said.

Officers who stopped Beasley, 22, smelled marijuana in the car and found slightly more than a half-ounce in the vehicle, Boerboom said.
Kare11.com is also reporting the citation and notes that Beasley's offenses are "petty misdemeanors which will result in fines."

The Star-Tribune notes on Twitter that it's "unclear" whether Beasley will be subject to fine or suspension by the NBA, but the citation was handed out prior to the lockout going into effect on July 1.

The citation comes less than two years after another marijuana-related flap involving the No. 2 pick in the 2008 NBA Draft. Beasley entered rehab in 2009 after posting pictures of himself with marijuana on Twitter. 

Kahn made headlines in July 2010 after trading for Beasley. The Timberwolves president said, ""He's a very young and immature kid who smoked too much marijuana and has told me that he's not smoking anymore, and I told him that I would trust him as long as that was the case."

The NBA fined Kahn $50,000 for those comments. 

It has been assumed that Beasley is a trade piece for the Timberwolves after the organization drafted University of Arizona forward Derrick Williams with the No. 2 pick in the 2011 NBA Draft. Beasley and Williams are both score-first combo forwards and it's unlikely there are enough minutes and shots for both players. 

The 22 year old forward has been slapped with the "red flag" label since his rehab stint. Another run-in with the police involving marijuana, even a minor one during a lockout, isn't helping his reputation or his trade value.

Beasley averaged 19.2 points and 5.6 rebounds in 32.3 minutes per game last season, his first with the Timberwolves. He was acquired from the Miami Heat in a trade that helped clear space for the arrival of free agents LeBron James and Chris Bosh.
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Since: Nov 3, 2007
Posted on: July 10, 2011 12:36 am
 

Michael Beasley busted for pot possession

this guy is just a waste of space how fucking dumb can you be ?
I don't think 20 points per game is a waste of space. Smoking weed or not.



Since: Feb 11, 2010
Posted on: July 10, 2011 12:36 am
 

Michael Beasley busted for pot possession

Yes Pats, a "negro" drinking at white fountain was illegal in 1960.  We learn and adapt together. 
Let's fix this stupid marijuana law that was based on racism to begin with.  Then law enforcement can focus on real crime, and "the weed drug dealers" will be out of business. 



Since: Nov 14, 2009
Posted on: July 10, 2011 12:10 am
 

Michael Beasley busted for pot possession

Did anyone consider that marijuana is an illegal drug, and nobody would feel obligated to defend its effects if he or she just obeyed the law to begin with?  Just an idea...



Since: Feb 16, 2010
Posted on: July 9, 2011 7:12 am
 

Michael Beasley busted for pot possession

Actually, I believe it was in the mid 90's but could be mistaken, Berkly did a whole battery of wide ranging tests to further understand the effects of marijuana. The results of two of thees tests in particular stood out to me at the time i read it.

The first was a lengthy observation, running on 20 years now if my time line is right, of 4 groups of people. One group, the control group, did not smoke at all of the three test groups one only smoked weed, one only tobacco and the last smoked both. Now they exerted other specif controls on the experiment as well like targeting a target age range, i believe it was between thirty to fifty, taking an even number of men and women, choosing people from the same region and many others to limit the outside forces to make the data collected as valuable as possible, I cant remember them all but their was a bunch and all seemed fairly logical. Anyways the interesting part was the results. The group of people who only smoke weed have had no higher cancer rates of any kind compared to the control group who do not smoke at all. While at the same time the group that smokes weed and tobacco actually shows slightly lower cancer rates among cancers commonly associated with smoking than the group that only smokes tobacco. From that information it would seem that marijuana is not only non carcinogenic but it may actually be a helpful preventative medicine to people with a high risk of cancer to begin with. This is not to say their are not other ill effects of inhaling marijuana smoke but i would imagine spending 5 minutes standing next to a camp fire or a BBQ would have just as much, if not more sense their would be far more carbon monoxide from a fire then a joint, ill effects on your body. Also no one said Beasley smokes weed, a lot of athletes eat it thus eliminating the ill effects of smoking on their respiratory systems.

The 2nd test i found particularly interesting was aimed more at testing mental capacity and motor skills. Again their was a whole bunch of controls in place that for the most part I'm not going to go into, if your interested I'm sure the test and results can be found on the web. What the did was again take four test groups only this time they kept one group "sober" got another group "high", another "drunk" and another group "drunk and high". They then had the 4 groups drive on a controlled track that was set up with speed limits, stop singes and the such to simulate a city driving environment. They then graded those groups for safety, factoring in things like maintaining speed (no sudden acceleration or deceleration), adherence to traffic laws and other such things. AS it turned out the "sober" group was the safest but only just barley compared to the "high" group. Their was a significant drop in safety when comparing the "drunk and high" group to the "sober and "high" groups but their was an even larger drop is safety from the "drunk and high" group to the "drunk" group. They also put thees same people on computer driving simulators to add in the effects of traffic and got similar results. what this would imply is that while having some one who is stoned behind the wheel might not be optimal it is GREATLY safer then letting a drunk person drive AND if you are going to let a drunk person drive it could actually be safer to have him or her smoke some weed first.

So SkyHawk before you go around calling people idiots and telling them they don't know what they are talking about, YOU may actually want to make sure you know what your talking about...



Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: July 7, 2011 10:21 pm
 

Michael Beasley busted for pot possession

You would have to sit in a small room full of people smoking weed for a couple months in order to have it affect you in any other way that you getting high
Try five minutes around it outdoors, moron. You have no idea what you're talking about.
How would you feel if your family was killed in a car accident and the other driver was drunk, I bet you'd care then.
Right, because driving after using weed is so much better. Are you going for idiot of the year here?



Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: July 7, 2011 10:16 pm
 

Michael Beasley busted for pot possession

Bro, most people smoke weed in their house or, possibly, hot box in their car.  So how the eff are you breathing that into your lungs?
Ever been to college? Ever lived in an apartment complex? I have, and I've had to breathe that crap because of people on other floors in my building lighting up. I should not be forced to shut my windows and stay inside on a beautiful day just because other people want to get high.



Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: July 7, 2011 6:30 pm
 

Michael Beasley busted for pot possession

Please stop posting Notorious whatever....you are a young fool. CBS is so bad anyway why am I here? Late.
Actually, you know that what I've said is on point.  That's why you responded like that.  The inability to refute substantiated facts makes people go, "Derp, you're stupid."



Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: July 7, 2011 6:22 pm
 

Michael Beasley busted for pot possession

Simple: Your rights end where mine begin. I don't want to be around marijuana smoke. I want to breathe clean air. I can be around someone drinking alcohol, no problem. That doesn't harm me. Marijuana does.
Bro, most people smoke weed in their house or, possibly, hot box in their car.  So how the eff are you breathing that into your lungs?  If you know of a place in the United States that lets you smoke weed freely and out in the open, by all means, let me know where it is.  Until that point in time, educate yourself on the number of toxins that are pumped into the atmosphere by automobiles, tractor trailers, and factories that make and distribute products you use daily.  Next time, before you comment on something, educate yourself first.


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Since: Sep 20, 2008
Posted on: July 7, 2011 5:09 pm
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Since: May 7, 2011
Posted on: July 7, 2011 4:38 pm
 

Michael Beasley busted for pot possession

Michael Beasley's days in Minnesota might be over with this being his 2nd stint with "the chronic" being the issue.....again! He'll more than likely be traded or released,and if he's released someone will more than likely add him to their roster. Beasley may be a "weedhead",but he's a talented one!


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