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Cannabis in Sport – Reminder

On October 17, 2018, the Government of Canada has officially legalized cannabis in Canada. 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.

The CADP adheres to WADA’s Prohibited List, which is an international standard under the World Anti-Doping Code. Despite Canada’s position on cannabis, the global anti-doping community has maintained cannabis on the Prohibited List.

Given the position of WADA and CADP, Water Polo Canada recommends abstaining from cannabis use in order to avoid sanction.

CCES News Release: The CCES reminds Athletes that Cannabis will remain banned in sport after October 17.



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