World Anti-Doping Agency to review banned status of cannabis for athletes

  • Scientific review to be initiated next year
  • Move follows sprinter Sha’Carri Richardson’s ban in June

An advisory group to the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) will review whether cannabis should remain a banned substance, a move that comes after American track and field star Sha’Carri Richardson missed the Tokyo Games after testing positive for it.

The scientific review will be initiated next year, Wada said on Tuesday. Cannabis is currently prohibited in competition and will continue to be in 2022, it added.

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