The sports community’s perception of CBD
The prejudices of CBD
For a long time the hemp, the cannabis and the CBD were stigmatized. We talked about “smoking”, “high” and other concepts that evoke debauchery and intoxication.
Thanks to scientific advances, this is no longer the case today! These also tell us that hemp and its extraordinary molecules called cannabinoids could provide novel therapeutic solutions.
Medicinal cannabis in France
Even if France is a little late within the European Union on the subjects of the use of cannabis with THC for therapeutic purposes, the decree 2020-1230 of October 7, 2020 finally and for the first time in France authorizes a phase of medical tests using the cannabis with THC.
CBD in France
While therapeutic cannabis is still slow to gain unanimity with our government, CBD is indeed authorized in France. It is even recommended by some doctors and press articles praising its virtues are numerous. Today, the consumption of CBD is an integral part of the daily life of many French people and more and more sportsmen, amateurs or professionals, consume it to help them in their physical practice.
CBD in the international sports community
The sports community is extremely attentive to these developments, first of all since the progressive legalization of cannabis in the USA. But also and especially since October 2017 when the WADA (World Anti-Doping Association) officially removed CBD from the list of doping products.
Please note, as stated in the article extract below, THC is still considered a doping product:
CBD is not prohibited; however, athletes should be aware that some CBD oils and tinctures extracted from cannabis plants may also contain THC and other cannabinoids, which could give a positive result for cannabinoids in a doping test.
As such, it is extremely important for athletes and athletes who are subject to anti-doping controls to ensure the compliance of the CBD products they consume. For the cannabidiol oils, be sure to consume only Broad Spectrum Oil who guarantees a THC level of 0.0%.
Conversely, oil Full Spectrum it contains THC, which makes it illegal in France and considered as a doping product in sports.