I’m an addiction doctor- Let Sha’Carri Richardson compete – and stop testing athletes for cannabis

In his USA Today opinion piece, Dr. Scott E. Hadland takes a stance on Sha’Carri Richardson’s disqualification from the Olympic 100 meter-dash after testing positive for marajuana. Dr. Hadland makes several evidence-based arguments against the World Anti-Doping Agency’s classification of marajuana as “prohibited”- a classification of substances that must meet two of three ruling criteria. The barring of Richardon from the Olympic event has stirred a plethora of sentiment around the politics of professional sports, and it may not be unreasonable to foreshadow that such sentiments shall circulate conversations like that of Dr. Harland for the foreseeable future.

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