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Drug Free Sport New Zealand v Joseph Flint


Anti-doping – cannabis – recreational use – admitted violation – aggravating factors included used cannabis when drinking 2 days before match and aware that cannabis banned (had signed participation agreement acknowledging aware of NSO’s anti-doping policy) – mitigating factors were young age (18) and that as a result of positive test had missed out being considered for selection for NZ and NZ Maori under 18 teams – rugby league season finished and not starting again until 1 March 2008 – suspension of approximately one month appropriate penalty – in order for penalty to be effective, period of ineligibility will run from date of decision until 28 March 2008.

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