Athlete/Stoner: Pros Pushing for Cannabis Reform

Mar 12, 2023

4:00pm – 5:00pm CT

With more athletes coming forward about their personal cannabis consumption and the science evolving on how cannabis impacts performance, sports organizations are revising rules around using the plant. But how can athletes and their personal stories be leveraged to change public perceptions about sports and cannabis and even impact change in more broad policies and laws? Hear these celebrated athletes open about their cannabis use both personally and professionally. They’ll talk about how they benefit from the plant and their journey to becoming an advocate. They’ll delve into the history of sports and cannabis use, and talk about how they hope to spark change, not just in the rules of major sports bodies, but in the overall stigma among athletes, weekend warriors and spectators alike.

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Debra Borchardt

Green Market Report

Ethan Zohn

Trulieve

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Panel

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Session

Track:

Cannabis

Level:

Intermediate