Marijuana News Update: Nate Diaz to be Investigated by USADA After Publicly Smoking CBD Oil

By Abbie Kraft, Parent Herald August 23, 11:12 am

Nate Diaz gave UFC the fight that they wished to see as he and Conor McGregor heated things up inside the octagon. Despite losing his fight from Conor McGregor, Nate Diaz is still on top of the headlines, but this time, it's for openly vaping CBD oil during his post-fight interview.

Nate Diaz suffered several injuries, as he is swamped with cuts and bruises during his post-fight interview. The Stockton, California fighter was seen discreetly vaping cannibidiol or CBD oil cartridge during his interviews. When he was asked what he was vaping, Nate Diaz did tell the reported that the CBD oil helps him throughout his healing process as reported by MMA Junkie.

"It's CBD," Diaz said. "It helps with the healing process and inflammation and things like that, so you want to get these for before or after the fights, in training. It'll make your life a better place."

Nate Diaz openly talks about the benefits of CBD oil or marijuana oil, he is one of the many athletes that talked about the alternative treatment for pain. Though Nate Diaz used the CBD oil for his pain relief, the MMA fighter was still placed on hot waters for what he did.

MMA Fighting then added that Nate Diaz can face specific sanctions from USADA for smoking CBD oil during his interview. The USADA spokesperson, Ryan Madden stated that Nate Diaz CBD vaping incident will be further investigated as it might be under marijuana/cannabis consumption which is one of the substances under UFC's "anti-doping policy."

Cannibidiol is one of the 113 chemical components present in cannabinoids which is present in cannabis. It was then mentioned that cannabinoids are strictly prohibited in UFC as mandated bu the World anti-Doping Agency. It was then added that the each player should not consume any banned substance 6 hours before and after the fight.

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