athletes

  1. Ron Strider

    Can Cannabis Help You Get In Shape

    Before Tyler Hurst sets out for his morning run, he slips on a pair of those shoes that fit each toe like a glove. Then he takes a few hits off a vape pen packed with Agent Orange, a particularly uplifting strain of cannabis. "The chemicals that are released in our brains when we run are the...
  2. Ron Strider

    Can Weed Make You A Better Athlete

    Cannabis is the perfect medicine for athletes," says retired NFL offensive lineman Eben Britton over the phone, stating matter-of-factly what's still, generally, considered taboo. (In the world of modern cannabis advocacy, you're never talking about "weed," "pot," "marijuana," or [insert slang...
  3. Ron Strider

    Cannabis And Goggles - The Latest In Concussion Treatments And Research

    Bari Gold was never one for tutus. When she was 4, Roberta Gold gave in to her daughter's competitive spirit and enrolled her in a local soccer program. While the rest of the girls picked daisies on the field, Bari played fiercely against her opponents. She joined a travel team at 9 and worked...
  4. Ron Strider

    More Athletes Advocating More Cannabis Use

    By now, pretty much everybody knows Michael Phelps. Olympic swimmer. Holder of seven world records (three individual, four relay). Winner of 28 Olympic medals, 23 of them gold. Now 31, Phelps also holds another distinction: he may be the most famous athlete ever caught smoking marijuana...
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    Alabama Football - New Marijuana Laws Burn College Athletes

    Alabama Football's Lester Cotton has joined Cam Robinson Hootie Jones, Tim Williams, *Brandon Chicken and hundreds of other college athletes from schools all across the country on the long list of players busted for marijuana. That list a problem — but not just for players, coaches and...
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    NJ: Rutgers Softens Penalties For Marijuana Use By Athletes

    As the Rutgers University athletics department awaits the results of an NCAA investigation, Scarlet Knight athletes are nearly halfway through their first season under a new drug policy. According to a report from NJ.com, the new policy makes several changes for the newest Big 10 member...
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    Is Marijuana A Performance-Enhancing Drug For Athletes?

    If you're picturing yourself in college taking bong hits, sinking into the sofa and missing deadlines, you're probably wondering why highly competitive pro athletes would use cannabis. Times have changed. Alongside protein powders and work out supplements, some athletes and their trainers...
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    Coe Asks More Athletes To Be Whistleblowers On Doping

    Amsterdam - IAAF chief Sebastian Coe says Russian doping whistleblower Yulia Stepanova has set an example for other athletes to follow and come forward with testimony. "It's a golden opportunity, that is not necessarily going to present itself again, for our sport to grab this moment. This is...
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    Professional Athletes Call For Action On Medical Cannabis

    Leading up to last year's NFL draft, my firm noted the heavy toll that contact sports take on athletes, and how medical cannabis could help to alleviate that burden. Cannabis has been in a much bigger spotlight over the past 12 months and as part of that many retired and active professional...
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    Cannabis Businesses Seek To Sponsor High-Performance Athletics

    As fitness buffs, parents, and foodies openly make cannabis part of their lifestyles, we can expect to see more cannabis-related firms sponsoring cultural, arts, and athletic events. Just like alcohol purveyors have for decades, cannabis companies see financially backing athletes and events as a...