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Is marijuana a performance-enhancing drug? The best evidence says no

July 2, 2021

Weed isn’t going to help you win the Olympic Gold.

One of America’s top sprinters, Sha’Carri Richardson, won the women’s 100-meter event at the U.S. track and field trials in June. She was set to make her Olympic debut in Tokyo this month, but tested positive for marijuana following her race. The positive result invalidates her win and brings with it a one-month suspension levied by the United States Anti-Doping Agency. Popular Mechanics