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WSKGWSKG Anti-Doping Group Will Review Cannabis Ban After Sha’Carri Richardson’s Suspension

WSKGWSKG	Anti-Doping Group Will Review Cannabis Ban After Sha’Carri Richardson’s Suspension
The World Anti-Doping Agency will review its ban on cannabis, in what the agency says is a response to "requests from a number of stakeholders" in international athletics. But it's not clear when, or if, a change to the controversial policy might take effect: cannabis will remain forbidden for the 2022 athletic season. The news […]

Anti-Doping Group Will Review Cannabis Ban After Sha’Carri Richardson’s Suspension The World Anti-Doping Agency will review its ban on cannabis, in what the agency says is a response to “requests from a number of stakeholders” in international athletics.The news comes after WADA’s ban on cannabis prevented U.sprinter Sha’Carri Richardson from competing in the Tokyo Olympics, despite her victory in the 100-meter race at the U.WADA’s executive committee has approved a plan to organize “a scientific review of the status of cannabis” that will start next year, the group said.

Richardson was hit with a 30-day suspension this summer after she tested positive for THC, the active ingredient in marijuana.The ban also prompted widespread confusion over why marijuana might be considered a performance-enhancing drug.

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