Olympic champion snowboarder Rebagliati builds marijuana business

By Emily Goddard
SNOWBOARD: NAGANO 1998, 08.02.98
Canadian Olympic champion snowboarder Ross Rebagliati is building a firm to brand and licence the substance that briefly saw him lose his Nagano 1998 gold medal – marijuana.
The former athlete, who after winning the giant slalom was disqualified as tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) was found in his system but later regained his Winter Games medal as the drug was not on the banned list, is hoping the ironically named “Ross’ Gold” firm will grow with the interest in medical marijuana following the Canadian Government’s move to commercialise production in April.
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