Warning of CBD products

02.09.2019 - Info for Athletes

CBD products derived from the cannabis plant are currently experiencing a real media hype. However, the risk of unintentional anti-doping rule violations with tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) through the consumption of CBD products is being downplayed.

The recommendation of Antidoping Switzerland to athletes remains unchanged: Do not consume CBD products derived from the cannabis plant as they contain a certain amount of THC. THC is a substance prohibited in competition, which can lead to a positive doping test. The presence of THC can be proven for several days or weeks after consumption.

For further information about CBD products, contact us via e-mail med@antidoping.ch.