Veteran UFC fighter Elias Theodorou will make history this fall when he returns to the cage.
The first-ever Canadian winner of the reality series The Ultimate Fighter is also the first athlete to receive an in-competition therapeutic use exemption for medical cannabis.
Granted by the British Columbia Athletic Commission in February, the exemption allows Theodorou to continue his doctor-prescribed medical cannabis consumption and protects him from penalty if he tests above the threshold for in-competition use. With a fight scheduled to take place this fall, Theodorou will be able to put the exemption to use for the first time.
The fight details aren’t fully available yet, but it will be streamed online by ImagineBC, an American media company.
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