Smoking anything before hitting the gym might seem like a bad choice, but a new California gym is betting on marijuana as a performance enhancer for its members.
While the idea of adding cannabis to your workout routine still seems somewhat counter-intuitive, it's gradually gaining acceptance.
Cannabis consumers are as varied as they come, and as such there are plenty of people who both toke and enjoy taking care of their health.
Some people stretch before they workout. Others smoke a joint.
Professional and retired mainstream athletes are already using forms of cannabis and cannabidiol (CBD) for acute and long-term pain management.
The event is the brainchild of Jim McAlpine who came up with the idea more than two years ago as a way to "de-stigmatize the millions who use cannabis in a healthy and responsible lifestyle."
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There has been emerging evidence that cannabis reduces pain, muscle spasms, stiffness, and inflammation in humans.
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Cannabis is quickly becoming a popular supplement for athletes, and it can help you, too.
BEFORE he suited up to play against the New York Giants in 2012, Jacksonville Jaguars offensive lineman Eben Britton took an ice bath followed by a hot shower. He did his routine stretches. Then he smoked a joint.
There is a growing community of athletes that believe cannabis can improve athletic performance.
We in the American marijuana community lit up with sly smiles when Michael Phelps was selected to carry our United States flag at the opening ceremonies of the Rio Olympics.
As the CannAthlete movement continues to emerge within legal states like Colorado, more athletes are incorporating cannabis into their workout routines.
"As long as you're confident doing the sport, any sport will be elevated by cannabis."
A former pro football star and an advocate for athlete marijuana use have teamed up to open a gym in San Francisco that they say will be one of the first in the world to allow members to smoke pot while working out.
This fall, San Franciscans will be able to get high while getting swole. A new gym called Power Plant Fitness will allow members to consume marijuana on-site while working out.
For years, cannabis use has been the worst kept secret in athletics.