The World Anti-Doping Agency will review the prohibition of cannabis, as published in a statement. The substance will remain banned in 2022, but could change thereafter. The initiative was announced after the positive of the American sprinter Sha’Carri Richardson, excluded from the Tokyo Olympics.
«After receiving requests from various stakeholders, the executive committee approved the decision of the advisory group of experts from the list to initiate a scientific review of the status of cannabis in 2022“Said the World Anti-Doping Agency it’s a statement. Although he also pointed out that “cannabis is currently prohibited in competition and will continue to be prohibited in 2022.”
The debate was reopened after the positive of the American athlete Richardson, expelled from the Olympics receiving a 30-day suspension after testing positive for marijuana after winning the 100 meters at the United States Olympic trials in June.
There are many who consider this prohibition obsolete and reviewable, among them Sebastian Coe, president of the International Athletics Federation. “This is not an unreasonable time to do a review,” Coe said during the Olympics. It’s sensible, nothing is set in stone. You adapt and, occasionally, you re-evaluate, “he concluded.