Nevada sports regulators are considering amending their rules to formally protect athletes from being penalized over using or possessing marijuana in compliance with state law.
The Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) will hold a public hearing on April 24 to receive feedback on proposed changes to the regulations, including new language on cannabis policy, as part of a comprehensive review that all state agencies are required to complete under an executive order from the governor.
This comes about two years after the commission, which regulates unarmed combat sports within the state, voted unanimously to stop penalizing professional fighters for testing positive for marijuana. It appears that the body is now moving to adopt specific language into its code to formalize that policy.
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