• UFC anti-doping policy changes stance on marijuana; positive test no longer violation

    3 days ago - By MMAjunkie

    ABU DHABI - The UFC's anti-doping policy will no longer punish athletes for positive tests for carboxy-THC, the psychoactive ingredient in cannabis.
    UFC and U.S. Anti-Doping Agency officials on Thursday announced significant modifications “in the handling of cannabis and its naturally occurring cannabinoid compounds.”
    In short, positive tests for carboxy-THC, regardless of levels, will no longer be considered violations to the policy “unless additional evidence exists that an athlete used it intentionally for performance-enhancing purposes.”
    “While we want to continue to prevent athletes...
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