WADA reviewing cannabis' status as banned substance following DQ of Sha'Carri Richardson

Sep 15, 2021

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) executive committee announced on Tuesday that it will review the status of cannabis as a banned substance. This comes after United States track star Sha'Carri Richardson was disqualified from the Tokyo Olympics as a result of testing positive for marijuana use -- which she admitted using following the death of her mother.

In a statement, WADA stated that the agency received many requests from "a number of stakeholders" asking to look further into the status of cannabis as a banned substance.

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