Marijuana remains on the doping prohibited list; added opiate tramadol

Marijuana remains on the doping prohibited list;  added opiate tramadol

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GENEVA (AP) – The World Anti-Doping Agency’s ban on the use of marijuana in sporting events will remain in place after it resisted calls on Friday to change its status on the list of banned substances.

The agency was asked to review the status of THC – the psychoactive substance in cannabis – in the case of US sprinter Shaqari Richardson, who did not go to the Tokyo Olympics last year. She served a one-month ban after testing positive at the national meet where she won the 100 meters. The runner said she smoked marijuana to cope with her mother’s death.

In a separate decision, the WADA Executive Committee decided at a meeting in Sydney, Australia that the opiate tramadol will be banned from athletes competing from January 2024.

Athletes who use cannabis have been consulted by WADA-appointed experts, whose conclusions are “contrary to the spirit of sport,” the agency said.

Positive tests for THC at competitions and events, even if they are not in training, can therefore continue to trigger bans for up to a month.



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