A World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) advisory group to consider whether cannabis should remain a banned substance, a decision that comes after US athletics star Sha 'Carri Richardson missed the Toky Gameso after testing positive.
The scientific review will begin next year, Wada said on Tuesday. Cannabis is currently banned in competition and will continue to be so in 2022, he added.
"Following receipt of requests from a number of stakeholders, the [executive committee] approved the decision of the roster expert advisory group to initiate in 2022 a scientific review of the status of cannabis, "said a press release from WADA.
"Cannabis is currently banned in competition and will continue to be so in 2022.
Richardson tested positive for a chemical found in cannabis during the Olympic track and field trials in the United States in June, which devastated the results of its trials. Shewas also given a one-month suspension.
The 21-year-old, who had been considered one of the top contenders at 100 meters, said she used cannabis to cope with the death of her mother.
The suspension triggered a outpouring of sympathy and calls for a revision of anti-doping rules, including by the United States Anti-Doping Agency.