Nevada Commission to discuss removing marijuana from banned substances list

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The Nevada Athletic Commission is set to discuss the possibility of removing marijuana from its banned substance list at an upcoming meet, reports indicated on Tuesday evening.

The NAC decision comes after Nevada voted to legalize marijuana in November’s election.

According to FOX Sports, which obtained the upcoming agenda for Friday’s NAC meeting, the discussion will take place later this week.

The NAC will discuss “the possible exclusion of cannabinoids (marijuana) from the list of prohibited substances and methods pursuant to passage of Nevada ballot initiative question 2.”

Even if Nevada votes to remove marijuana from its banned substance list, WADA and USADA would still consider it a banned substance.

In recent years, UFC fighter Nick Diaz was handed a hefty fine and 18-month suspension after testing positive for marijuana. Any change in the rules would likely lead to lighter punishments if a fighter were to test positive during a pre- or post-fight test.

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