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Ed “Pee Wee” Herman was scheduled to face Mike Russow at UFC 136, but was pulled from the fight after testing positive for Marijuana. Ed has denied using weed leading up to his fight, and thinks this positive drug test may be because of whom he hangs around with. Herman released a statement to MMAJunkie.com stating, “Marijuana is legal in California. Maybe it's just being in the same room. I don't know. I see people smoke every day.” Time will only tell if Herman was rightfully pulled from the fight or not. However, Marijuana has been a touchy subject in the MMA world, with some (including athletic commissions) believing it is a PED and is rightfully a banned substance. Others believe it is ridiculous to ban the use of Marijuana leading up to a fight, and that it cannot be construed as a PED at all.