30 Sep CBD no longer banned by World Anti Doping Agency (WADA) in 2018
Currently, all cannabinoids are prohibited in-competition by WADA. However, that is all about to change! The World Anti Doping Agency announced this Friday that cannabidiol(CBD) will no longer be banned from use in 2018. CBD, which is derived from hemp oil is one of many cannabinoids present inside hemp and stalk seed oil. These endocannabinoids interact within the body by pairing with CB1 or CB2 receptors.
“Cannabidiol is no longer prohibited,” WADA wrote on its website. “Synthetic cannabidiol is not a cannabimimetic; however, cannabidiol extracted from cannabis plants may also contain varying concentrations of THC, which remains a prohibited substance.” This new change to the schedule will impact athletic organizations worldwide. Athletes and other fitness professionals, if you’ve waited to try CBD, now is the time.
In 2016, When Nick Diaz was given a public warning by USADA, after he mentioned he was vaping “CBD oil.” The conversation about cannabis, instantly became a hot topic in the athletic community. Immediately announcing their investigation into Diaz’s admitted use of the substance, it was later confirmed he passed in-competition blood and urine samples prior to use of the vape pen.
Since cannabidiol does not have psychoactive properties it used mainly as an alternative to promote recovery and general health.
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In other ‘firsts’ inside the MMA community, San Diego fighter, Liz Carmouche is stepping into the ring for the opening rounds of the UFC’s new 125lb flyweight division. Facing off against Alexis Davis, these meet for a rematch that raises one fighter’s hand with the division title wrapped around her waist.
The last time they met was at UFC Fight Night 31: Fight for the Troops 3. Their encounter at UFC Fresno will be the first time they step into the octagon at 125 pounds.
They meet this December 9th for UFC Fight Night 123 at the Save Mart Center in Fresno, Calif. on Dec. 9th.