Over 150 athletes across sports call for World Anti-Doping Agency to allow medical marijuanaPosted by On

A non-profit group of over 150 current and former athletes is calling for marijuana to be removed form the World Anti-Doping Agency’s prohibited substances list, writes Calvin Hughes.

Medical marijuana legalization is spreading across the US, but most pro-athletes are still prevented from accessing it. That’s because most major sports leagues follow drug guidelines set by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), which bans athletes from using cannabis even outside of competition. Players can receive suspensions if caught using cannabis.

Now athletes are pushing back for the safe of their health. And they’re coming equipped with studies that suggest cannabis is a safer, more effective and less addictive pain medication than the opioids most commonly prescribed to athletes.

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On Thursday, Athletes for CARE – an advocacy group that counts the…

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