Leaders of the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) have written to members of congress critical of sprinter Sha’Carri Richardson’s Olympic ban for cannabis use explaining that, while they would like more flexibility, they cannot unilaterally change the rules.

The letter, co-signed by USADA CEO Travis Tygart, referenced a rule in Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) which means competitors are not penalised for using cannabis if it is not intended to enhance performance.

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Prior to launching Cannabiz, Martin was co-founder and CEO of Asia-Pac’s leading B2B media and marketing information brand Mumbrella, overseeing its sale to Diversified Communications in 2017. A journalist...

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