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Vaping Company Offers Snubbed Olympian $250K

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A vaping company approached Sha’Carri Richardson to promote its products.

LAS VEGAS — Snubbed track and field star Sha’Carri Richardson was approached by Dr. Dabber, a THC-focused vaping company, with an offer of $250,000 to test and promote their products, notes the tabloid TMZ.

The Associated Press reported prior that Richardson was denied placement on Team USA to compete at the Tokyo Olympics because of a positive drug test that detected THC in her system.

Richardson was distraught, especially because much of the United States has adopted pro-marijuana legislation across the states.

Most members in Congress also have back proposals to decriminalize marijuana and eventually adopt a recreational weed regulatory regime.

Richardson tweeted in response, at the time, that “I am human.”

However, the aftermath of the ban has further highlighted the need for policy reform and a change in drug testing regimes controlled by groups like U.S. Anti-Doping Agency.

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) also responded to a letter from Reps. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) to WADA asking for the agency’s position on Richardson’s ban and international sport’s opposition to marijuana.

“We are saddened to learn of your recent suspension from the US Track and Field team due to THC,” the company said in an offer letter obtained by TMZ Sports.

They add that “we believe that THC can actually have many positive effects on an athlete’s recovery and overall mental wellbeing.”

Dr. Dabber, also in the letter, continued: “Considering your talent and grace over these past weeks, we would love to offer you the opportunity to work with our team as a spokesperson for Dr. Dabber. This entails testing our award-winning dab rings and vape pens as a resident doctor.”

There is no indication that Richardson will take the deal. However, Dr. Dabber’s intentions appear to be fully promotional.

Vaping Post will continue to track this interesting development.

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Michael McGrady is a columnist for Vaping Post's English edition. He is a critically acclaimed journalist with awards and recognition from across the industry. He was a finalist for ECigClick's annual vape awards in 2019 and 2020, a KAC Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Fellow in 2019, among other honours. He is also the host of Vaping Weekly, the Post's podcast. All articles express his own opinion and do not necessarily reflect the Editor's view.