Let Sha'Carri Blaze

Let Sha'Carri Blaze

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LET'S BE HONEST
Sha’Carri Richardson’s suspension from the U.S. Olympic team is not for 30 days. It is for four years. 

All due to an archaic rule that has no evidence to support it. 

WHAT'S GOING ON
Sha’Carri Richardson tested positive for THC after her Olympic Trials last month in Eugene, Oregon. 

After learning of her biological mother’s death, Richardson said, she smoked marijuana while in Oregon, where it is fully legalized. But the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) lists THC as a substance of abuse alongside cocaine, heroin, and MDMA/ecstasy.

Richardson's positive test nullified her win at Olympic trials last month and the spot that went with it in Tokyo in the 100m race. Her 30-day suspension will end before the start of the relays on Aug. 5th, which left open the possibility she could win a medal as part of the 4x100 relay team but USA Track & Field (USATF) declined to select her for the team.

FACTS
Under WADA’s policies, substances are placed on the prohibited list if they meet two of three conditions: They have the potential or proven ability to enhance performance, they have the potential to cause harm to an athlete, or their use is considered against the spirit of sport.

There is no evidence cannabis is performance-enhancing or causes harm to an athlete.

According to WADA’s guidelines, THC is a substance of abuse which suggests the agency considers it to be potentially harmful and against the spirit of sport. By that definition, many other drugs, including alcohol, fall under the same definition. 

Many professional leagues such as the NBA, NFL, & NHL have greatly reduced their stance on marijuana.  

SIGN THE PETITION
Urge WADA, USADA, and the IOC to remove marijuana as a performance-enhancing drug on the list of banned substances so that people like Sha’Carri can live out the dream they have worked so hard for.

 

 

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