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UFC changes anti-doping policy, won’t punish fighters for marijuana use

UFC changes anti-doping policy, won’t punish fighters for marijuana use

On Thursday, USADA and the UFC announced major amendments to the UFC Anti-Doping Policy and Prohibited List.

The most significant change was a relaxation of rules surrounding carboxy-THC (the main psychoactive component in cannabis). Fighters will now only face a violation by USADA “if evidence demonstrates the substance was taken for performance-enhancing purposes such as alleviating pain or anxiety.”

The announced changes are a step in the right direction and away from sanctioning fighters for actions that have no impact the competition.

In this video, Patrick Auger and Matthew Wells react to the announcement made by USADA and the UFC and share their opinions on the news and what it means for UFC fighters.

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