The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office has finally revealed the toxicology report from his Tiger Woods’ May 29th arrest. It’s findings: In addition to four other drugs, Tiger Woods had weed in his system during DUI arrest.
Tiger Wood’s Arrest
Woods was found on 2.A.M. this past Memorial day passed out at the wheel of his car in Jupiter, Florida. He was charged with three misdemeanors at the time — DUI, reckless driving, and improper stopping. He was breathalyzed by police but was found to have no alcohol in his system.
However, it has now been revealed that Tiger had 5 different drugs in his system during his May 29th arrest. This includes the anxiety medication alprazolam (or Xanax), painkillers hydromorphone (Dilaudid) and hydrocodone (a generic form of Vicodin), the insomnia medication zolpidem(better known as Ambien), and as previously mentioned, THC.
Woods admitted to police he was under the influence of the prescription drugs Vicodin and Xanax. He echoed this in a later statement, claiming he had a bad reaction to his prescribed medication. “I didn’t realize the mix of medications affected me so strongly,” Woods explained.
He later said he would be going to rehab for his prescription drug abuse. “I’m currently receiving professional help to manage my medications and the ways that I deal with back pain and a sleep disorder,” Tiger admitted.
However, what Woods didn’t admit at the time was that he was also smoking cannabis before his arrest. While cannabis itself surely isn’t to blame for Woods condition, it is conflicting with the original story given to the police. He claimed to have only drugs he was prescribed to. Woods is not prescribed with medicinal cannabis.
He later accepted an assignment to a DUI diversion program which requires Woods to complete DUI education classes, as well as a full year of probation.
Final Hit: Tiger Woods Had Weed In His System During DUI Arrest
Although the unprescribed weed was found in Tiger Woods’ system, it’s the variety of prescribed drugs that should be a cause for concern. The opioid epidemic happening right now is at an all-time high. Athletes, in particular, are at risk, because of the frequency they are prescribed. More and more professional athletes have opened up about their addiction to opioid painkillers, and how medical marijuana would be welcomed in the sporting community. It’s fair to wonder if Woods shares a similar sentiment.
Medical cannabis has also proven to be a safer alternative for anxiety and sleep medication as well. Despite weed being the ONLY drug in Woods’ system that he wasn’t prescribed to, it’s essentially the most harmless. Either way, there’ no doubt Woods should not have been behind the wheel of a car that day. That’s for certain.