Cannabis and Fitness

There is a new face of cannabis, and some may find it surprising: athletes are now coming out of the shadows in support of cannabis use for fitness and wellness.

With the general belief that cannabis can act as preventative medicine for injury, and also reduce inflammation in sore joints, more athletes and fitness gurus are choosing the plant over the pill bottle.

Opening the Conversation in Public Spaces

Many Canadians will remember the 1998 Olympics at Nagano when snowboarder Ross Rebagliati was accused of having cannabis in his system. At the time, cannabis stigma was strong, and Rebagliati defended himself by saying that his exposure to cannabis was from second-hand smoke.

At the time, Rebagliati was stripped of his gold medal and disqualified, but later to have the decision overturned and his gold medal returned to him.

Now, Ross Rebagliati is the owner of a cannabis brand called Ross’ Gold, and has become an advocate for cannabis in sport.

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