Cannabidiol (CBD) Excluded From WADA’s 2020 Prohibited Substances List
The new list of WADA refers that “all the natural and synthetic cannabinoids are prohibited…except cannabidiol (CBD)”.
WADA reports that the prohibited cannabinoids contain natural and synthetic tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) while the synthetic cannabinoids imitate the THC effect.
According to U.S.A.’s federal law, if cannabidiol (CBD) derives from a cannabis plant, containing less than 0,3% THC, then it is legal.
There are concerns regarding THC, the psychoactive chemical substance of cannabis because over twelve deaths from lung deficiency relate to vaping.
More than 800 Americans got ill after using THC or nicotine cartridges. The exact causes of respiratory disease are under exam, although it is assumed that there is significant toxicity when THC, CBD, and/or nicotine are combined with other chemical compounds.
The list of prohibited substances by WADA came into force on 1st January 2020. The list contains banned substances and methods inside and outside the competition.
Argon is a noble gas that increases the number of red blood cells, while xenon is still prohibited. In the past, both neon and xenon have been banned because of theoretical concerns that could lead the athletes to perform extraordinary results.
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