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UW football player suspended for use of cannabis

Lucas Merlin was suspended for two months
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A defensive back on the football team at the University of Waterloo has finished serving a two month suspension for an anti-doping rule violation. 

The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport only announced it on Monday afternoon.

The centre said cannabis was detected in a urine sample from Lucas Merlin, collected during an in-competition doping control on October 27, 2018.

Merlin waived his right to hearing and accepted the two month suspension, which meant he could not take part in any sport, including off-season training with his teammates.

His suspension ended January 2.

Despite cannabis now being legal in this country, it's still a banned substance for athletes.


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