This Retired Canadian Olympian Wants Cannabis Taken Off The Games’ Banned Substances List

Perdita Felicien speaks out after U.S. sprinter Sha’Carri Richardson disciplined for marijuana use.

The ban on Olympic athletes using cannabis is outdated and needs to change, says retired Canadian Olympic hurdler Perdita Felicien.

The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency said Friday that American sprinter Sha’Carri Richardson has accepted a 30-day suspension after testing positive for THC, the psychoactive chemical found in marijuana. As a result, her Olympic trials results have been erased, and she won’t be allowed to compete in her signature 100-metre dash at the upcoming Tokyo Olympics.

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