Message From Cycling Canada Regarding Use of Cannabis


Ottawa, ON (October 31, 2018) – Cycling Canada would like to remind all national and provincial athletes, clubs, and the public, that cannabis remains prohibited in sport.

As of October 17th, 2018, the Canadian government legalized the use of marijuana for those aged 19 and over. With this legalization, the rules that are applied by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and found within the Prohibited List, and which are governed by the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES), are still enforced. The THC drug is what is prohibited, but CBD oil is to be used at the athletes own risk.

There will be a continued threshold that will be tested for, as they have tested for previously. It continues to be the responsibility of the athlete, to be aware and understand what they are consuming and/or putting in to their body. Athletes who have a prescription for medical marijuana should consider submission of a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE), as it has been so in the past.

Additional information can be found on the CCES website, or by clicking on the links provided. ENG/FR. For any questions or inquiries, please contact Andy Wilson at Cycling Canada.

Source: Cycling Canada