Should Olympic Officials Treat Weed As a Performance Enhancing Drug?

08.06.12 Bucky Turco

One unexpected positive outcome of an American judo fighter’s expulsion from the Olympics after testing positive for THC is a debate about how cannabis use should be treated at the international gathering of healthy bodies. As Reuters rightfully reports, different countries have different laws and since everyone is pretty much in agreement that weed is by no means a substance that improves one’s performance, maybe it shouldn’t be banned. It should be worn like a badge of honor. Any athlete who can power down bong hits and win a record number of gold medals deserves to be lauded. Smoke up Nicky, you’ll get there.