World Anti Doping Agency Removes CBD
From List of Prohibited Substances
he World Anti Doping Agency (WADA) has removed CBD from its list of prohibited substances effective January 1, 2018
. WADA, which regulates prohibited substances for athletes, announced the move in aSeptember 29th update
WADA stated that cannabidiol was being removed because it is not a cannabimimetic and does not mimic the effects of THC. WADA further clarified that THC is still a prohibited substance and that CBD extracts can contain THC.
A number of professional athletes have reported using CBD as an alternative to narcotics including former Baltimore Raven, Eugene Monroe and UFC star Nate Diaz.
“This pain is never going away. My body is damaged,” Monroe, 30, stated in aWashington Post article
. “I have to manage it somehow. Managing it with pills was slowly killing me. Now I’m able to function and be extremely efficient by figuring out how to use different formulations of cannabis.”
The WADA decision is further recognition that CBD should not be considered a controlled substance.