Florida will no longer drug test pro boxers and MMA fighters for cannabis use following a recent Florida Boxing Commission rule change.
The Florida Boxing Commission voted on Tuesday to end the practice of drug screening professional boxers and MMA fighters for cannabis use, ESPN.com reports.
According to Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation spokesperson Patrick Fargason, the commission’s vote was based on recommendations by the Association of Boxing Commissions’ medical advisory committee and the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s (UFC) anti-doping policy, set by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency. Previously, a fighter’s positive drug test for THC — even trace amounts — was cause for a fine, suspension, and even the overturning of a competitor’s victory.
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