Although Caution Remains, Support Of CBD By Athletes Is Slowly Reshaping Public Opinions On Cannabis
Sports Illustrated’s 2019 Sportsperson of the Year, Megan Rapinoe, endorses Mendi, a CBD brand that offers capsules, gummies, and a topical salve touted as “athlete-built recovery essentials.”
Rapinoe is among the first sportspersons to publicly endorse a CBD brand, although the fact remains that her sister is the CEO of the brand. CBD is the only cannabinoid approved where THC and the others are still banned. It is also not accepted during races, competition, and the like. However, CBD is allowed as part of the recovery process. While it can come in useful to deal with health issues, most top athletes and sportspersons remain cautious while taking anything that is not NSF-certified.
Molly Huddle, the American record holder in the 10,000 meters and the half marathon, says that the FDA takes a very careful stance against CBD. Cases such as that of triathlete Lauren Goss makes for cautionary tales as she claims CBD topical applied to an ankle injury led to her testing positive for THC. U.S. Ski and Snowboard, USA Track and Field, and USA Cycling all remain out of the discussion surrounding CBD and it doesn’t look like it is changing anytime soon. What is changing is that many elite sportspersons are coming out in support of CBD, both retired and active, promoting a better image of the product.
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