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WADA Increases Threshold Level For Marijuana

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) made significant progress in its mission to enhance global support in the fight against doping in sport during the Agency’s Executive Committee and Foundation Board meetings held in Montreal this weekend.

The meetings focused mainly on proposed amendments to the third draft of the 2015 World Anti-Doping Code in context of the Code Review Process with stakeholders that commenced in November 2011. The review process included three phases of consultation and will conclude at the World Conference on Doping in Sport in Johannesburg, South Africa, November 12-15, 2013.

The Executive Committee has decided to implement immediately a modification to WADA Technical document TD 2013DL to increase the threshold level for marijuana to 150 ng/ml. Marijuana is a prohibited substance for in-competition testing, and remains on the Prohibited List. It has never been prohibited out-of-competition. The change to the threshold will mean that athletes using the substance in-competition will be detected. The threshold can be monitored and changed at any time.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Virgil Caine on 05-15-2013

[QUOTE=T-97;13372671]Because Weed doesn't have any positive effects on sports performance, so using it to hide something that helped you make weight/train harder would make you look better than if they found what you really used, I guess.[/QUOTE] So, if you…

Comment by T-97 on 05-15-2013

[QUOTE=Mugicha;13372549]That really makes no sense at all. Why would you use a banned substance to mask a banned substance?[/QUOTE] Because Weed doesn't have any positive effects on sports performance, so using it to hide something that helped you make weight/train…

Comment by D-MiZe on 05-15-2013

[QUOTE=Pacquiaotard86;13370041]I was a massive stoner in high school, we would be stoned 24/7. My friends and i would always have a session 5 mins before football training. We were all really lean and are cardio and running form was the…

Comment by Virgil Caine on 05-15-2013

[QUOTE=mathed;13371210]Plenty of people were taking about it right after he got popped. He likely took diuretics to make weight and covered it up by smoking weed a day or two before the fight. The high THC levels swamp out any…

Comment by Double_L on 05-15-2013

Sometimes when I'm really high time actually slows down. In the ring, this effect would allow me to fight my opponent like he's in slow motion, giving me a huge advantage, ala the Matrix. This makes total sense :rofl:

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