July 29, 2020. Dr. Joseph Maroon was an invited speaker at the 2020 National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) Virtual Sports Medicine Symposium on July 29, 2020. His presentation, “CBD: Potential Therapeutic Uses in Sports Medicine” was well received. Television personality, owner of the Dallas Mavericks and Mt. Lebanon native, Mark Cuban, also participated in the meeting.
In his lecture Dr Maroon noted that CBD is no longer listed of WADA as a banned substance for international sport competition since 2018. He also noted that THC is still prohibited. CBD extracted from the hemp plant, by law, has LESS than 0.3% THC. Therefore, for some organizations that have zero-tolerance testing for THC, theoretically, consuming CBD or even as a topical could result in a positive drug test.
In an unique breakthrough, CV Sciences, a hemp-based CBD supplement manufacturer, recently announced a new CBD product line called Happy Lane, that has 0.0% THC. Dr Maroon is a board member of CV sciences.