“Marijuana is the only substance that is prohibited; not marijuana metabolites. The basis to discipline Mr. Diaz is that he tested positive for a prohibited substance. We know he didn’t test positive for marijuana. So, you look to see at WADA whether marijuana metabolites are prohibited. They do not prohibit it in any category. You have to test positive for marijuana, as opposed to this inactive ingredient Nick did. If there’s nothing in the rules prohibiting marijuana metabolites, why are we here?” (Go to page 2 for a full copy of their filed response to the NSAC)
In an interview with ESPN, The attorney of Nick Diaz explains their defense briefly.
You can see their official response that they filed with the NSAC in its entirety on page 2.