After Nearly Losing His Olympic Gold Medal To A Positive Marijuana Test, Ross Rebagliati Now Wants To Sell Weed To Canada

CANADA: The first cough is a sign. The second is a dead giveaway. Then the laughing starts, big bellyfuls of guffaw, and considering one of the most famous stoners in the world is on the other end of the phone from which all the noise emanates, only one question seems appropriate.

Dude, are you getting high right now?

“We’re sampling,” says Ross Rebagliati, the Canadian snowboarder you last met in 1998 when he was winning Olympic gold for his shredding prowess, then losing it because his drug test came back positive for marijuana, then getting it back on appeal because weed wasn’t actually on the Olympics’ banned-substance list. [Read more…]

Rules change on Olympic marijuana testing

It’s been 15 years since Ross Rebagliati won snowboarding’s first Olympic gold medal at the 1998 Winter Games — and then nearly lost that medal after he tested positive for marijuana.

Since then, the drug has become an integral part of Rebagliati’s life. Next month Rebagliati will open a medicinal marijuana dispensary in Whistler, British Columbia, called “Ross’ Gold.” The Canadian has also become a public face for pot-smoking athletes around the globe. [Read more…]

Rules change on Olympic marijuana testing

It’s been 15 years since Ross Rebagliati won snowboarding’s first Olympic gold medal at the 1998 Winter Games — and then nearly lost that medal after he tested positive for marijuana.

Since then, the drug has become an integral part of Rebagliati’s life. Next month Rebagliati will open a medicinal marijuana dispensary in Whistler, British Columbia, called “Ross’ Gold.” The Canadian has also become a public face for pot-smoking athletes around the globe. [Read more…]