Category Archives: athletes

The NBA’s Slam Dunk Cannabis Shift

With each passing year, cannabis is embraced by more and more Americans. The same is happening in American professional sports. Both the National Hockey League and National Football League recently amended their cannabis policies to say players testing positive for cannabis will not be suspended. Major League Baseball does not test players for cannabis use […]

Retired Athletes Jumping High Into The Cannabis Industry

Cannabis, by any name, has long been abhorred in the world of professional sports. But, times are changing. Prior to this year, the drug had been on the banned substance list of every major sports association save the National Hockey League. While marijuana remains on the list, the NBA initially elected to suspend testing players […]

Enhancing Athletic Performance With Cannabis

It can reduce anxiety, promote healing, and relax the body and mind. Here are some other ways athletes use cannabis to enhance performance. Anna Symonds, Education and Partnership Manager for East Fork Cultivars, has been a rugby player for 18 years and attributes a lot of her longevity as a professional athlete to cannabis. While […]

Medical Cannabis Trial Underway For Australian Football Players With Chronic Pain

Each of the patients, who were taking at least 60-milligrams of morphine a day for chronic pain, showed “significant improvement” in pain interference scores. For Australian football player Ryan Gale, his previous years of athletic glory have been replaced by a harsh new reality. Gales lives with chronic pain due to his injuries and required […]

How Two High-Performance Athletes Are Challenging Cannabis Stereotypes

Rachael Rapinoe and Anna Symonds are working to bust up myths and lay a new foundation. Rachael Rapinoe, sister of U.S. soccer star Megan Rapinoe and the CEO of Mendi, an Oregon-based, women-owned CBD company, is clear about her vision. “We want to be the world’s most trusted sports CBD brand,” Rapinoe tells The GrowthOp […]

Stigma Versus Science: Cannabis In The NBA

May 5, 2015: Basketball demigod Kevin Durant – in his eighth season, with eight All-Star appearances – steps out of a club on the Sunset Strip, resplendent in pre-billionaire bling and ripped jeans, and opens the door of his SUV. Out pops a bottle full of fat, gold-frosted buds. A companion of Durant, wearing a […]