Marijuana Use Now Allowed by The UFC

Louis O'Neill | | January 15, 2021

The UFC has made headlines today after announcing that the organization, in conjunction with the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) will no longer reprimand fighters that test positive for marijuana use.

Every cannabinoid, including THC and CBD, is now permissible within the sport, provided that athletes aren't using the plant to improve their performance, and that they aren't intoxicated during their fights.

Jeff Novitzky, the UFC's senior vice president of athlete health and performance said that "in regard to marijuana, we care about what an athlete consumed the day of a fight, not days or weeks before a fight, which has often been the case in our historic positive THC cases."

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