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The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency has a "TUE - Therapeutic Use Exemption." This process provides a way for athletes to seek permission for a required prohibited medication. As an example, this TUE process would be used for any athlete requesting permission to use medication for Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD). The rules for the TUE were created by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). WADA also has a list of banned substances that includes marijuana. When each athlete signs with their sport's national federation, part of what they sign is acknowledging that they will abide by the anti-doping rules. The WADA banned substances list includes not only substances that will enhance performance, but substances that could adversely effect an athlete's health (as deemed by WADA).
posted by springsjen at 12:25 PM on March 01
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