Medical Cannabis Therapy and Professional Sports

As more professional athletes open up about their cannabis use and organizations like the NFL Players Association pledge to study the plant’s possible benefits, it looks increasingly likely that medical cannabinoid therapies will become an accepted part of an athletes’ overall wellness regimen. But what impact will this shift have on the cannabis industry, and what are the sociopolitical implications that players and fans alike will have to deal with as a result? Dr. Rick Weyback joins former professional athletes and cannabis industry experts to discuss the potential impact of incorporating cannabis into professional athletics, as well as the impact that widespread acceptance in professional athletics will have on the cannabis industry at large.

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