Nate Diaz may need to stash away his bongs, pipes, and roach clips until after he gets through his upcoming boxing match with Jake Paul.

The Stockton Samurai is scheduled to make his pro boxing debut on August 5 as he squares off with social media star Jake Paul. The two men are expected to enter the squared circle at the American Airlines Center in Dallas in a few short months. According to a spokesperson with the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation, Nate Diaz will be subject to marijuana screening ahead of the highly anticipated clash. Steven Marrocco of MMA Fighting revealed the news on Twitter.

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“Mr. Diaz will be held to the same rules as everyone else who competes in combative sports events in Texas,” Marrocco tweeted.

Nate Diaz Responds to Marijuana Testing in Texas

While marijuana testing is no longer addressed in many state regulating bodies, including the United States Anti-Doping Agency, the TDLR has a strict 50 ng/ml THC threshold in which any THC level over 50ng/ml is considered a violation. According to the TDLR, tests over the threshold will be subject to a 90-day suspension and a $500 fine. If the athlete wins her or his fight, the victory will be overturned to a no contest.

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Nate Diaz is an avid marijuana user and can be regularly seen partaking at events, during press conferences, and even open workouts. Upon learning about the zero-tolerance policy that the TDLR has on marijuana use, Diaz suggested moving his boxing debut to another state.

“Wait what happened?” Diaz asked. “Well, let’s go to California.”

After 15 years with the Ultimate Fighting Championship, Nate Diaz walked away from the promotion following a fourth-round submission victory over Tony Ferguson at UFC 279 in September. Diaz is set to strap on the 10oz gloves for the first time but has been very open regarding a return to the UFC once he cashes in on his summertime showdown with Jake Paul.

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Craig Pekios is a freelance writer born and raised in Bettendorf, IA. Joining LowKick MMA in May 2022, Craig has more than 2,500 articles published that focus on the world of mixed martial arts and boxing, including news, event previews, results, analysis, and op-eds. Aside from working with LowKick MMA, Craig has contributed to news outlets Overtime Heroics, Sportskeeda, and MiddleEasy.