World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Removes CBD From 2018 List of Prohibited Substances
Written by Calvin Sun
Cannabidiol, more commonly referred to as CBD, is the non-psychoactive, pain-relieving cannabinoid found in cannabis. In addition to pain relief, CBD offers a variety of other health benefits including reducing inflammation, anti-cancer properties, as well as neuroprotective benefits for athletes who may be prone to traumatic brain injury such as football players and MMA fighters.
Many athletes across a variety of sports have been unable to use CBD because the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) currently has listed it as a prohibited substance.