Less than a month after Canada legalized cannabis, Canadian UFC middleweight Elias Theodorou explains why he’s advocating for a TUE for medical cannabis from USADA.

Elias Theodorou is scheduled to meet Eryk Anders at UFC 231 next month, but “The Spartan” has a bigger fight in front of him.

Theodorou is working towards getting a therapeutic use exemption (TUE) for medical cannabis from USADA, the UFC’s anti-doping partner. The Canadian middleweight first revealed his intentions to TSN last month.

Unbeknownst to most, Theodorou has been advocating for medical cannabis and privately working with USADA for a year and a half. He decided to make his fight public once cannabis was legalized in Canada in October.

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