Sha'Carri Richardson: White House Requests Meeting With WADA As House Reps Speak Out And US Anti-Doping Agency Recognizes Wrongdoing

On Friday, the White House joined the chorus of individuals and groups questioning the wisdom and fairness of penalizing athletes for cannabis use when not competing. 

The White House, through the U.S. Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), is pushing for a meeting with the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) to discuss loosening restrictions on the use of cannabis by athletes, reported the Financial Times.

WADA's board is scheduled to meet in November but the ONDCP, which has a seat on the board,

told the Financial Times that, “if possible, the US will secure an earlier discussion of [cannabis policy] within WADA,” to ask about policies restricting cannabis use, “including the timeframe for testing, and the basis for the consideration of cannabis as a performance-enhancing drug.”

Congressional Response

Earlier Friday, a group of 18 lawmakers led by U.S. …

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