According to Brett Okamoto, the NSAC is going to possibly exclude cannabinoids from the list of banned substances. There has been a lot of speculation about this as of late because of the recent states that are starting to legalize it. Nevada and California are the next states that will have marijuana legalized recreationally. It is only logical that the commission will exclude marijuana as a banned substance because it will be legalized within that state.
Nick Diaz has been one of the main fighters that has been outspoken about marijuana use. He feels that it helps him with his ADHD and it also calms him down when he has anxiety. Nate Diaz used a CBD vape pen at a post-fight press conference for healing purposes and was not shy about it. He mentioned to the press that they should “Get with the times” when it comes to CBD.
Brett Okamoto looked into this and was able to Tweet out the information on it. If this passes, it will be huge for the sport.
(click on page #2 below to see Okamoto’s Tweet on the matter)