This may occur if:
• a product becomes contaminated with a different species of plant that has a high-THC concentration; or
• the wrong part of the cannabis plant is used during the manufacturing process (due to misidentification).
CBD is not currently listed on the World Anti-Doping Agency’s Prohibited List, and so is permitted to use in sport. All other cannabinoids (including, but not limited to, cannabis, hashish, marijuana, and THC) are prohibited in-competition.
Adverse Analytical Finding (AAF)
A doping control sample that shows the presence of a prohibited substance or its metabolites or markers (including elevated quantities of endogenous substances) or evidence of the use of a prohibited method following testing and its subsequent report. An adverse analytical finding does not necessarily lead to an anti-doping rule violation, since an athlete may have a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) for this particular substance.
What is the composition of cannabidiol (CBD) products?
What is cannabidiol (CBD)?
CBD is one of around 110 known cannabinoids produced by the cannabis plant. It has a different chemical structure to THC, which is the psychoactive compound that illicit drug users use to get “high”. CBD does not have this effect.
It is difficult to extract only CBD from the cannabis plant, so most CBD products will contain a mixture of compounds that are derived from the plant, including THC. CBD products that are derived from industrial hemp claim to contain low concentrations of THC. However, the following factors may influence the levels of THC within CBD products:
• The variety of the plant used
• The part of the plant used
• The refinement process used by the manufacturer
• The preparation of the product
A cannabinoid is a compound produced by the cannabis (marijuana) plant or synthesized as a chemical (synthetic cannabinoid). Of more than 100 cannabinoids in the plant, delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the main psychoactive compound, which alters the mind or behavior. Other cannabinoids include cannabidiol (CBD), cannabinol (CBN), and cannabigerol (CBG). Since the mid-2000’s, many different synthetic cannabinoids were produced in illegal laboratories and sold as drugs to mimic the effects of THC.