Why Some Athletes are Turning to Cannabis to Help Them Train

Article by Michelle Bilodeau, Regina Leader-Post

MedicalLifeHealthCultureCommunities Why some athletes are turning to cannabis to help them train “With my injuries getting so stacked against me for a while, cannabis became quite a part of my daily regimen" Author of the article: Michelle Bilodeau Muay Thai fighter Angelina Blessed, founder and CEO of Blessed Edibles, was exhausted, had nagging injuries and was unable to train the way she wanted before discovering how cannabis helped with her recovery and performance. PHOTO BY TAYLOR OAKES, TAYLOR OAKES PRODUCTIONS

This coming October, I’ll be completing my third half marathon — fingers crossed. Considering that I could barely run one kilometer when I first started jogging six years ago, I am pretty proud of myself. However, I am also self-aware enough to know that this journey has solely been to push my body and boundaries, not break any long distance records or compete in the Olympics.

One thing that has always been a concern for me, pre- and post-race, is pain management. I am laden with a myriad of ailments — think: lower back issues, torn ligaments in my left foot and a broken big toe on the right, both of which never quite healed properly. And ever since I was a child, I have been wary of taking pain meds.

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