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We the people ask the federal government to Take or explain a position on an issue or policy:

Lift the NSAC ban from MMA fighter Nick Diaz.

Created by T.C. on September 14, 2015

Nick Diaz was unfairly banned from being a professional fighter by the Nevada Athletics Commission. They ruled based on their personal feelings and beliefs towards the use of medical Marijuana and used their power to deprive Mr.Diaz of being able to make a living.

Response to Petition

A response to your petition on the suspension of Nick Diaz:

A response to your petition on the suspension of Nick Diaz:

Thank you for your petition regarding the Nevada Athletic Commission’s suspension of Nick Diaz.

The federal government plays no role in the disciplinary actions taken by state athletic commissions, so we are not in a position to address the specific request raised in your petition. State authorities -- in this case, the Nevada Athletic Commission -- will generally be the best source for information about those kinds of issues.

However, we appreciate that so many of you banded together to make your voices heard through this platform.

If there are federal policy issues you care about, using this tool can help you and people all across the country communicate directly with a team in the White House focused on responding to petitions that get enough support. For example, in the past few years, we’ve weighed in on issues ranging from education regulations to wildlife trafficking, from criminal justice reform to vaccinations, and from electronic communication and net neutrality to international relations.

And, if you signed this petition because you're curious about the Administration's position on medical marijuana, check out these past responses to petitions on that issue:

What We Have to Say About Legalizing Marijuana
What We Have to Say About Marijuana and Veterans

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-- The We the People Team

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