Pro skateboarder Cory Scott Juneau today officially accepted sanctions after testing positive for cannabis. Although his period of suspension is technically complete, thanks to a reduction in suspension length, Juneau is reportedly the first American skateboarder to receive a suspension for having THC in his system.
Cory Juneau Suspended for THC
Earlier today, the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) published a press release announcing that 19 year old Juneau had formally accepted a ruling from the agency that carried a six-month suspension.
In some ways, the story is a bit confusing as most of the situation played out last year. But according to USADA, the whole thing started on January 28, 2018 at the Oi Park Jam skateboard competition in Brazil.
At the event, Juneau reportedly had to take a urine drug test, which came back positive for THC. Under USADA rules, as well as the World Anti-Doping Code and the World Anti-Doping Agency Prohibited List, THC is a banned substance. And testing positive for it can land athletes in hot water.
Initially, Juneau failed a drug test administered by the Brazilian Anti-Doping Agency. But that agency quickly handed the case over to USADA.
From there, the U.S.-based agency reviewed the case and