This Pat Healy marijuana thing still bugs the fuck out of me, but at least we may be on the way to sanity sooner or later. Marc Ratner recently went before the NSAC and asked them to stop hammering athletes for obviously out of competition levels of marijuana metabolites. And the World Anti-Doping Agency (the organization athletic commissions tend to follow the lead of) just fixed things with one fell swoop:
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) raised the threshold for a positive test for marijuana from 15 nanograms per milliliter to 150 nanograms per milliliter, significantly reducing the likelihood of detection for athletes who use the drug.
“We wanted to focus on the athletes that abuse the substance in competition,” said Julie Masse, WADA’s director of communications. “This should exclude cases where marijuana is not used in competition.”
Although marijuana is not considered a performance-enhancing drug, WADA included it on its initial list of prohibited substances in 2003 after caving in to pressure from U.S. sports officials.
Those sports officials are probably scrote faces like Bryan Caraway. Screw you, Caraway. That’s right. I’ve now transferred all my anger over this Healy injustice over onto you. You closed minded embodiment of the status quo. Sitting there sipping a beer like it’s somehow so much more civilized than marijuana.