Toronto Native Elias Theodorou Earns MMA’s First Exemption to Use Medical Cannabis

Article by David Yasvinski, Growth Op

NEWS Toronto native Elias Theodorou earns MMA’s first exemption to use medical marijuana “I remain committed to fighting the negative stigma of medical cannabis, not only for myself, but for all athletes.” By David Yasvinski FILE: Elias Theodorou (R) of Canada fights against Eryk Anders of the United States in a middleweight bout during the UFC 231 event at Scotiabank Arena on Dec. 8, 2018 in Toronto, Canada. Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images FILE: Mixed martial artist Elias Theodorou trains at the MMA University in NE Calgary in preparation for his upcoming fight against Cezar Ferreira at UFC Fight Night: Halifax Friday Jan. 27, 2017 in Calgary, Alta. / Photo: DEAN PILLING POSTMEDIA DEAN PILLING POSTMEDIA FILE: Derrick Lewis yells on the scale during the UFC 247 ceremonial weigh-in at Toyota Center on Feb. 07, 2020 in Houston, Tex. / Photo: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

The Spartan has finally won his biggest battle.

Veteran UFC fighter Elias Theodorou has been granted a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) for medical cannabis by the B.C. Athletic Commission, the first of its kind awarded to a professional in mixed martial art (MMA).

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