CHICAGO (MarketWatch) — Professional stock car driver Ronnie Hults has been suspended indefinitely by Nascar after testing positive for marijuana use, reports Denver’s KUSA-TV. Hults, who lives in Colorado, says he obtained the weed legally via a prescription for chronic pain. He told the station that that he only uses it “at night to sleep when my hips are on fire and I have back pain.” He also insisted that he is never high when he gets behind the wheel. Colorado is one of a growing number of states that permit residents to buy medical marijuana, with about 127,000 people currently holding valid prescription cards.

Here. This is stupid.  Would he get “behind the wheel” if he drank alcohol, aspirin, or some other chemical?  How about a sports drink?  Maybe, and I’m sure NASCAR has rules that govern what drivers can consume before or during a race.

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