CBD is also known to have the ability to reduce pain (How CBD affects pain in the human body) so considering the pounding that Diaz’s face took it sounds like a really good idea. Another cannabinoid, 2-AG has been shown to protect against brain damage in mice.
Unfortunately the USADA (US Anti-Doping Agency) forbids the use six hours before through six hours after a competition of any substance on the WADA’s (Word Anti-Doping Agency) banned substances list. The banned substances list contains mostly what you would expect, steroids, stimulants, growth factors, hormones and the like.
Section 8 prohibits “Natural, e.g. cannabis, hashish and marijuana, or synthetic Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol, cannabimimetics, e.g. “Spice”, JWH-018, JWH-073, HU-210”, seemingly leaving Diaz in the clear since there is no mention of CBD. But Section 0 has a catch-all which could apply to almost anything, depending on their definition of “pharmacological substance” – Any pharmacological substance which is not addressed by any of the subsequent sections of the List and with no current approval by any governmental regulatory health authority for human therapeutic use (e.g. drugs under pre-clinical or clinical development or discontinued, designer drugs, substances approved only for veterinary use) is prohibited at all times.. Would Willow Bark, which contains salicin, the predecessor to aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid, which has been used for thousands of years as an anti-inflamatory also be considered a pharmacological substance?
Nate Diaz has never failed a drug test in his career. It would be a shame if he is fined $100,000 and suspended for 18 months, as his brother Nick was.
By George Bennet,