Why Professional Wrestlers Are Willing to Pay a $2,500 Fine to Consume Cannabis

PW Mania reports

The use of cannabis and products derived from it has long been controversial in sports, and that is no different with professional wrestling. While more and more states legalize the use of marijuana for recreational or at least medical use, CBD and hemp was fully legalized nationally with the passing of the 2018 Farm Bill.

Afterwards, many sports organizations removed CBD from their list of banned substances as well. The National Hockey League (NHL) does not outright prohibit CBD or marijuana anymore, though it isn’t encouraged. Major League Baseball (MLB) has a limit of THC that can be in their athletes’ systems, which allows for some small use of marijuana and no limit for use of pure CBD. The NFL is allowing for use of CBD but not marijauna, though it is also actively studying the benefits of cannabinoids like CBD and THC when it comes to treating pain.

When it comes to professional wrestling, the WWE takes a bit of an odd approach. They still have all cannabis as a banned substance but their enforcement and punishment policies imply a more lenient attitude. If a professional wrestler who is part of the WWE tests positive, they may face a suspension, or they can choose to pay a fine of $2,500. This is according to an interview with wrestler Enzo Amore when he was a guest on Talk Is Jericho. That may not seem like a lot, but wrestlers just starting with the WWE do not make that much money.

However, in that same interview, Enzo disclosed that he thought up to 90% of wrestlers in the WWE used cannabis on a regular basis to deal with their daily aches and pains that come with the job.

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