VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Feb. 08, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Isodiol International Inc. (CSE:ISOL) (OTC:ISOLF) (FSE:LB6A.F) (the “Company” or “Isodiol”), a global Bioactive Phytoceutical innovator specializing in the development of pharmaceutical and wellness products, announces that Jazmine Fenlator, Kiley McKinnon, Kimani Griffin, Faye Gulini, and Julia Marino have been appointed as brand ambassadors for ISO-Sport to demonstrate and discuss the health benefits of cannabidiol (CBD) for professional athletes.
In January 2018, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) took the position of excepting “Cannabidiol” from the list of cannabinoids contained in their List of Prohibited Substances and Methods (Prohibited List). Publication of the Prohibited List is mandated by the World Anti-Doping Code, to which there are over 660 nation and athletic governing body signatories, including:
- US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA)
- National Anti-Doping Organization of Paraguay
- Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO)
- Bobsleigh & Skeleton (IBSF) - International Bobsleigh & Skeleton Federation
- Ski (FIS) - International Ski Federation
In a strong step forward for cannabis, a traditionally strict drug-testing agency is now allowing cannabidiol, or CBD, the non-psychoactive kind of weed.
The World Anti-Doping Agency is responsible for governing drug testing in the Olympics, Ultimate Fighting Champion and other major sports events. But from when the agency created the list in 2004 up until the start of October, all types of cannabis were prohibited. Now, the agency is removing CBD from its list of banned substances.
The agency has determined that CBD does not have the potential to enhance sport performance, represent a health risk to the athletes or violates the spirit of sport—the criteria for listing drugs on the prohibited list.
"In reviewing the List, experts examine such sources as: scientific and medical research; trends; and, intelligence gathered from law enforcement and pharmaceutical companies in order to stay ahead of those that endeavor to cheat the system," said Director General Olivier Niggli in a statement.
Marcos Agramont, CEO of Isodiol, stated “Isodiol proudly supports the forward-thinking of these signatory bodies and their efforts to improve the lives of our athlete brand ambassadors at this year’s Winter Olympics and beyond. As long as we have the support of the athletic community, we will continue to release the most innovative and trusted phytoceutical products available to peak performance athletes in the industry.”
Isodiol’s ISO-Sport athletes can be seen competing in the women’s bobsleigh (Jazmine Fenlator – @JazmineFenlator), women’s aerial freestyle skiing (Kiley McKinnon – @kiley.mckinnon), men’s long track speedskating (Kimani Griffin – @kgriff90), women’s snowboarding (Faye Gulini – @Faye Gulini), and women’s slopestyle and big air snowboarding (Julia Marino – @_juliamarino). Follow them on Twitter and Instagram as they earn their way to the podium.
“We hope that everyone at home will join us at Isodiol and ISO-Sport in cheering on Jazmine, Kiley, Kimani, Faye, and Julia over the coming weeks as they give their all for nation, sport, and themselves in the winter games in PyeongChang,” said Mr. Agramont.
For more information on Isodiol, please visit www.isodiol.com or read more here: https://www.civilized.life/articles/why-olympics-dont-allow-marijuana/
Look for Aura Cannabis to officially roll out their brand ambassador program this year.