The CCES reminds athletes that cannabis remains prohibited in sport despite legalization

May 16, 2018

Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sports - (Ottawa, Ontario – May 16, 2018) – As we get closer to the legalization of cannabis in Canada, the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) reminds athletes that cannabis will remain prohibited in sport, no matter its legal status in Canada.

Cannabinoids, including cannabis, hashish and marijuana, are classified as prohibited in competition by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)’s 2018 Prohibited List, an international standard that is not affected by changes in Canadian law. Cannabis will be just one of many substances that are legal in Canada, yet prohibited in sport.