Canadian student athletes who are cannabis enthusiasts have reason to celebrate. They will no longer be tested for the use of cannabis, so that after the competition that joint will no longer be a problem.
Two years after cannabis became legal in Canada, the Canadian Center for Ethics in Sport changed the way cannabis anti-doping rules are applied to college student athletes.
This rule only applies to student athletes related to U Sports or the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA). Student athletes will still be subject to behavioral or sports related codes and rules put in place by the university.
National and international championships
This revised protocol does not apply to athletes included in their sport's national teams. Those competing in the national championships or international events must adhere to the anti-doping rules established by the World Anti-Doping Agency.
The fact remains that THC is still considered an illegal substance by the World Anti-Doping Agency and other organizations that test for this substance. The Canadian Center for Ethics in Sport (CESS) has long advocated the removal of cannabis from WADA's banned drug list. This is because cannabis is not related to performance enhancement.
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