August 20, 2020
Cannabis Removed from In-Competition Analysis for Student-Athlete Samples
(Ottawa, Ontario – August 20, 2020) – The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) has made changes to how cannabis anti-doping rules are applied for student-athletes who compete only in U SPORTS or Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) events. While cannabis remains a substance that is prohibited in competition under the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA) Prohibited List, for these athletes only, the CCES will not analyze samples for cannabinoids. Accordingly, these athletes will not receive an adverse analytic finding – AAF, or positive test – for cannabis.