Article by Damon Martin, Fox Sports
The Nevada State Athletic Commission will hold a hearing on Friday to discuss possible changes to the administrative code that could potentially remove marijuana as a banned substance.
Nevada voted to legalize marijuana in the state during the last election cycle in November and that decision could affect how the athletic commission polices athletes in the state, particularly when it comes to combat sports like boxing and mixed martial arts.
According to the upcoming agenda for the latest Nevada Commission meeting this Friday, the governing body will review “the possible exclusion of cannabinoids (marijuana) from the list of prohibited substances and methods pursuant to passage of Nevada ballot initiative question 2.”
The ballot initiative was the vote to legalize marijuana as a recreational drug in Nevada.
Nevada removing marijuana from the prohibited substances list would be a major move for the state considering WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency) still considers the drug a banned substance.