Retired guard Keyon Dooling was never a star. He averaged a modest seven points a game in an 12-year career, most identifiably with the Los Angeles Clippers. But Dooling was a survivor. It’s fitting that his cannabis journey comes from a survival place.
- As a boy, Dooling was a victim of sexual abuse. Even during his pro career he did battle with PTSD. “I spent four days in a mental institution and on my healing journey I tried so many things, such as traditional prescription drugs and it had such a negative impact on my body, on my mind, on my spirit, that I knew it wasn’t the thing that would help me heal at the rate I needed to heal,” Dooling told Dope.
- Post career, he settled in California, in part to have access to CBD. Beyond his mental scars, Dooling suffered from degenerating hips and body inflammation. And, having watched his teammate Alonzo Mourning suffer, he wanted to protect his kidneys and liver.
- “CBD oil stepped in and it just flat out changed my life,” Dooling said. Now he sells high-end CBD under his Krafted Organics brand.