WADA Raises Marijuana Testing Threshold
By Torleif Sorenson on 5/15/13
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) announced earlier today that they have raised the detection threshold for cannabis (marijuana) in drug tests, from 15 nanograms/milliliter to 150 ng/ml.

What is interesting about the announcement is the way it has been "spun" early on. David Owen, writing for InsideTheGames.biz, says "that athletes using the substance in-competition would be detected." But GolfWeek's Alex Miceli says it will reduce the likelihood of detection. Golf writer that he is, Miceli apparently has already contacted PGA Tour spokesman (and former LPGA Tour commissioner) Ty Votaw, who refused to comment on WADA's change.

The NCAA, meanwhile, reduced their testing threshold from 15 to 5 ng/ml back in January, the stated goal being increased detection of in-competition and recreational use.

The primary psychoactive incredient in pot is tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). The permanent and damaging effects of marijuana use include loss of intelligence, attention-span, and memory failure, while other studies suggest additional neurological connectivity damage. Although some U.S. states permit some limited use, the drug remains illegal under federal law, in no small part because of the long-standing links to other drug trafficking and organized crime.


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[ comments ]
birdieXris says:
well so much for the pitch-n-puff
5/15/13
 
falcon50driver says:
Far Out Man
5/16/13
 
Kurt the Knife says:
Ganja? "performance enhancing"? Not been my experience.
5/16/13
 
mjaber says:
Just don't get the stuff laced with deer antler spray.
5/16/13
 
C-4 says:
Wow...this is discrimination...once again in golf...What about the "coke" heads on tour????...i guess it does not enhance your game!
5/17/13
 
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