WeedWeek culture columnist Ngaio Bealum wades into the tricky question of whether cannabis use can enhance athletic performance.
Cannabis also helps people “find a groove” or “get into the zone.” Plus, weed has anti-inflammatory properties, so it could help athletes to recover more quickly after a game or a training session. These things could lead one to believe that cannabis is indeed a PED, and should be banned by professional sports leagues.
It is time for pro sports teams to get with the times. No one will accuse players of being bad people for wanting to use cannabis. Despite the rumblings and hurt feelings from the fuddy-duddies, pot has proved to be safer than alcohol, aspirin, and any opiate based pain reliever.
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