15 Cannabis Quotes From High-Performance Athletes

Is pot "performance-enhancing?" It depends on the performance...
15 Cannabis Quotes From High-Performance Athletes

Sprinter Sha’Carri Richardson is hardly the first high-performance athlete who has inhaled the sacred herb. Lots of people seem prone to grandiose and exaggerated statements about the effects of smoking the green stuff. On the one hand, opponents say nonsense. On the other, proponents have some rather large claims as to the benefits. When it comes down to it, it’s just an enjoyable activity with some upsides and a few downsides. But when it comes to the world of sports, with all its rules and such, it seems there’s one central question: is the devil’s lettuce a performance enhancing substance? Well, based on this collection of stoney statements from stacks of sportsters struggling to steer their way through situations with strict restrictions on cannabis in competition, it certainly can be for some. And it also reminds us of how many loveable stoners Vancouver has given us over the years. Thank you Canada!


Dana Larsen thinks smoking weed is better for your brain than contact sports. He’s the author of several stoner storybooks including Hairy Pothead and the Marijuana Stone. He tweets a lot at twitter.com/DanaLarsen.

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