Canadian Athletes Enter Tricky Doping Landscape

Canada’s elite athletes are smoking, eating and investing in marijuana. Is a toke before stepping to the start line far off?

The Canadian government intends to legalize recreational cannabis by July 1, 2018. It’s already legal for personal, recreational use in a handful of U.S. states.

Cannabis, hashish, marijuana, and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) are on the World Anti-Doping Agency’s prohibited list, but only during competition.

When labs receive urine samples taken out of competition, they don’t test for those substances, according to the Canadian Centre For Ethics in Sport.

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