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As the World Cup 2018 kicks into high gear this week, I wanted to take a moment to celebrate a small but significant win—for legal cannabis and professional athletes, sure, but also for progressive drug policy and commonsense sporting rules.
This year’s World Cup represents one of the first times a professionally sanctioned sporting event is allowing the use of a cannabis derivative.
In October 2017, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) removed cannabidiol (CBD) from its banned substances list, becoming the first major sports organization to acknowledge non-intoxicating CBD as a separate compound from marijuana. And while no World Cup player has yet declared that they are using cannabidiol, this is the first time the Cup will be played in which a player would not be penalized if CBD were found in their bloodstream.
World Anti-Doping Agency Removes CBD From Banned Substances List
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