Nevada Athletic Commission to Discuss Removal of Marijuana from Banned List

Call it the Diaz Rule.

The Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) will discuss Friday on whether or not to remove marijuana from its banned substance list, per the meeting agenda released on its website. Currently, cannabis and its metabolites are prohibited under NAC rules in competition over a threshold of 150 ng/ml.

A vote to legalize recreational marijuana (for people ages 21 and older, plus other restrictions) in the state of Nevada passed on Election Day in November. The NAC will vote on “the potential exclusion of cannabinoids from the list of Prohibited Substances and Methods pursuant to passage of Nevada Ballot Initiative Question 2 (2016),” according to the agenda.

Cannabis remains banned in competition by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). USADA uses the WADA Code, so even if the NAC makes marijuana legal, UFC fighters can still be sanctioned for use of the drug — in competition —...

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