The days of combatants being slapped with hefty sanctions after making an attempt out definite for cannabis may soon be a factor of the past.
The Association of Boxing Commissions and Combative Sports (ABC) has released its latest living of recommendations, with the body’s medical advisory committee stating that the exercise of cannabis in combat sports athletes wishes to be treated as a lesser offense compared to failed exams for various banned substances.
The ABC’s official MMA file keeper, MixedMartialArts.com, reported the new pointers issued by the organization as follows:
The ABC medical advisory committee recommends that state and tribal commissions adopt the next policy regarding athletes who test definite for THC over 150 ng/ml which is the approved (World Atni-Doping Agency) stage.
Athlete’s first definite THC test over 150 ng/ml- magnificent of one hundred dollars ($100).
Athlete’s second definite THC test over 150 ng/ml- magnificent of one hundred dollars ($100) plus the value of the test estimated at two hundred and ninety-5 dollars ($295).
Commissions ought to exercise their contain discretion when issuing fines for repeat offenders, such as doubling/tripling the magnificent of one hundred dollars ($100) plus the value of the test estimated at two hundred and ninety-5 dollars ($295). If able, Commissions may also require extra than one offenders to signal up in drug addiction treatment or counseling.
Notably, in addition to the recommendation of smaller fines for cannabis-related indiscretions, the ABC went on to state that it doesn’t toughen the overturning of results based on the next discovery of a failed test for the psychoactive ingredient of cannabis, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). It also stated the committee’s contemplate that the substance ought to no longer be treated as a performance enhancer, and ought to instead be considered as a “performance suppressor.”
The ABC medical advisory committee does not imply or toughen the overturning of an athlete’s capture if the athlete test definite for THC over 150 ng/ml nor the suspension of an athlete that test definite for THC over 150 ng/ml.
The committee additional states that THC is no longer a performance-enhancing drug it is far a performance suppressor and athletes who test definite for THC ought to no longer be punished in the same manner as an athlete that exams definite for performance-enhancing medication.
The ABC’s recommendations reach roughly two months after the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, which conducts the UFC’s drug-making an attempt out program, changed its stance to say that a definite test for marijuana is no longer be considered a violation.