HOW MARIJUANA CAN HELP RUNNERS KEEP THEIR PACE
- November 28, 2018
Marijuana in the athletic industry is nothing new, as we have seen through the countless testaments of men and women who push their bodies to extremes as a career requirement. In fact, some researchers have made a strong argument that pot might be a safer alternative to opioids for managing pain and inflammation, two problems that athletes face continuously. Based on how the little green plant helps with pain, you will not be surprised to hear the fragrant herb is popular among professional runners. After all, their work involves jarring joints and pounding feet across endless miles of pavement, gravel, and dirt. Although we cannot officially determine how many runners are using marijuana, some Canadian runners have expressed their love for the drug’s medicinal benefits. Let’s take a closer look at two testimonies now.
Angelina Musicco (Toronto, ON)
At the height of her career as a Muay Thai fighter, Angelina Musicco endured painful injuries during her training sessions as well as brutal competitions. Although doctors kept trying to push opioids in her direction, she insisted that she was never going to take these potentially addictive medications. Ultimately, she considered how the cannabis plant could help her cope with her physical and mental stress and relax. After a concussion cut her career short, however, Musicco started running and instantly realized she could run longer due to the effects of cannabis butter and oils.
Phil Depault (Montreal, QC)
Once a member of the Canadian mountain bike team, Phil Depault was not just passionate about biking but also had the added benefit of it being his full-time job. However, a quick diagnosis of fibromyalgia quickly put his competitive performance to a halt, but Depault was not going to give up bike riding that easily. Initially anti-cannabis, Depault received a prescription for medical marijuana from his doctor and was immediately amazed by the results. Instantly, he felt relief from his chronic pain, looming anxiety, poor sleep, and irritating inflammation. Likewise, he has expressed how the drug helps him stay alert and focused.
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