Cannabis in Sport

The Government of Canada plans to legalize cannabis as early as summer 2018. Athletes subject to the Canadian Anti-Doping Program (CADP) must be aware that this does not affect the status of cannabis in sport. Cannabis continues to be a prohibited substance and a positive test can still result in a sanction.

Cannabis FAQ

What will be the status of cannabis following legalization?

If it’s legal in Canada, why is it still prohibited in sport?

Why are cannabinoids prohibited?

What does cannabis’s status as a threshold substance mean?

What does this mean for legal recreational use?

What does this mean for legal medical marijuana?

What about CBD oil?

How long does it take for THC to clear my system?

How can athletes minimize the risk of a doping violation?

Can the CCES tell me the clearance time of my medical marijuana strain?

What documents are required for a medical exemption for cannabis?

Where can I find more health information about cannabis?

I have other questions about cannabis in sport and/or medical exemptions.