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Drug Free Sport New Zealand v Ted Hunia


Anti-doping – cannabis – Touch player tests positive to cannabis at national tournament – violation admitted at hearing – player stating that cannabis used to relieve back pain – Tribunal accepts use not for performance enhancing reasons – aggravating factors include: experience of player; knew cannabis was banned (players warned by coach and manager); signed participation agreement pledging drug free participation; and used cannabis night before tournament – mitigating factors include frankness with Tribunal and significant contribution to the sport – suspension of 6 weeks imposed.

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