Consider it an early win: Basketball’s BIG3 has become the first professional sports league in the United States to allow its athletes to use cannabidiol (CBD), the nonpsychoactive ingredient in cannabis that many people use to manage pain and inflammation.
Regardless of rules, there are plenty of professional athletes that smoke weed.
As pot becomes more accepted in society, the NCAA and college programs are slowly following suit.
'The fact that a lot of people are saying it helps them can’t be ignored,' says doctor.
A little goes a long way, but a little too much will have you playing from the wrong fairway for the rest of the afternoon.
Many strains can help improve a person's focus or give them an energy boost, both of which would be valuable to someone getting ready to work out.
But first, we have to understand how cannabis works.
Four years after recreational cannabis became legal in Colorado, the psychoactive substance’s role among athletes is still taking shape.
The anti-inflammatory is extracted from the marijuana plant. Is this bud for you?
Bleacher Report in recent weeks convened multiple gatherings of former NBA and NFL players who use marijuana both for recreational and medicinal purposes, or who want pro sports leagues to relax their restrictions on its use.
An all-star roster of retired professional athletes are raising their voices for medical cannabis and cannabinoids.
Pro-pot events used to be limited to rock concerts, but in the wake of legal medical marijuana, that is changing. Pittsburgh becomes the first city in the eastern U.S. this week to host the 420 Games, an event blending athletics with marijuana advocacy.
He joins other former NFL pros as pro-marijuana.
Twenty years ago this week, when Ross Rebagliati won the first-ever Olympic gold medal in snowboarding and promptly tested positive for marijuana, sports fans around the world had just one question: How can weed be performance-enhancing?
Olympic athletes are allowed a fair amount of leeway when it comes to cannabis test results, but they still operate in a world with scant protection for medical use.
“We are trying to bring new things to the athletic realm. We want to give athletes an alternative to opioids, stimulants, painkiller shots and things like that.”