Athletes Are Choosing CBD And Cannabis For Pain Management Despite Grey Area Of Legality
With increasing numbers of states allowing recreational and medicinal cannabis use, and CBD oils, creams and tinctures sold in stores across the country and online, athletes of all types are testing the waters to see how the substance might fit into their regimens for training aches and pains.
The retired and active big-name professionals who have declared their use of, or are involved with developing or promoting a business around cannabis, include former NFL players, mixed martial arts fighters, golfers, Olympic athletes, surfers and hockey players. Among them are retired NHL players Riley Cote and Ryan VandenBussche; retired NFL players Steve Smith, Tiki Barber and Rob Gronkowski; retired NBA players John Salley, Kenyon Martin and Matt Barnes; Olympic hurdler Lolo Jones and golfer Bubba Watson. The list continues to grow as the stigma and rules surrounding cannabis fall away.
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