Aussie sport: Marijuana not performance-enhancing
Wed, 02 May 2012 2:26p.m.
Australia's major sporting organisations are calling for marijuana to be removed from the list of performance-enhancing drugs.
The Coalition of Major Professional and Participation Sports - which represents cricket, soccer, Australian Rules football, rugby league, rugby union and tennis – say it believes marijuana should not be grouped with performance-enhancers such as Human Growth Hormone and anabolic steroids which carry two-year bans.
Instead, it says marijuana should be treated only as an illicit substance.
Coalition chief Malcolm Speed are meeting the World Anti-Doping Agency today as part of regular discussions and will ask that "where a substance is on the banned list but isn't a performance-enhancing substance, it should be removed".
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4/05/2012 5:45:43 a.m.
Agreed - any sports star stupid enough to risk it all for a joint should go to jail not get a 2yr ban...
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