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Drug Free Sport New Zealand v Greig Dean


Anti-doping – cannabis – rugby league player tested positive for cannabis after representing province – provisionally suspended from 28 October 2009 – admitted violation – cannabis used in party to celebrate victory of club team – Tribunal considered athlete aware that cannabis was prohibited – his statement that at time of use he didn’t think he would be chosen to represent provincial team was no excuse – no mitigating circumstances – Tribunal noted athlete active in a number of sports apart from rugby league and sanction of ineligibility (suspension) will prevent him participating in rugby league and other sports – ineligibility up to and including 29 January 2010 imposed.

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