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Nanograms, Nanograms, Nanograms: THC and the NCAA

Dr. Konin discusses the NCAA's decision to remove cannabinoids from its banned substance list, highlighting the ineffectiveness of previous marijuana testing policies and supporting a harm-reduction approach, advocating for individualized interventions over punitive measures. Emphasizing the need for more research on THC's impact on athletic performance, Dr. Konin also explores the potential therapeutic benefits of other cannabinoids like CBD. This decision is seen as a significant step forward for athletes and the broader physically active community, with implications for sports medicine and cannabis policy.

Jeff G. Konin, PhD, ATC, PT, FACSM, FNATA, FNAP | July 9, 2024 Read The Rest Of This Post