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How to Add Cannabis to Your Training Routine

July 20th, 2019

“How do you add cannabis to your training routine?” is a common question I get as a sponsored cannabis endurance athlete and NASM Certified Personal Trainer. I’ve been asked it to the point where I started taking notes about what I said in response. In doing so, I noticed a few similarities and patterns I tend to repeat, so I’ve created a standard routine for anyone looking to add cannabis to their everyday personal wellness routine. The first rule of adding cannabis to your workout or activity is to know your tolerance and start where you feel comfortable. If you’re new to cannabis in... Read More

Survey Suggests Athletes Use Cannabis for Pain

July 13th, 2019

The Athlete PEACE Survey studying cannabis and athletes has been completed, and the results have just been published! The survey, titled The Cannabis use in active athletes: Behaviors related to subjective effects, was conducted and published by Joanna Zeiger, PhD, who is also a World Champion and Olympic Triathlete. Last summer I had the opportunity to speak in Denver on the Women, Fitness and Cannabis panel for Ellementa, a global Women’s Network focused on health, wellness, and cannabis with Zeiger. She discussed how she used cannabis to help her manage chronic pain symptoms and help her get... Read More

“Medical Cannabis: Health Effects of THC and CBD” at CU Boulder

July 6th, 2019

CU Boulder’s CHANGE Lab has been working over the past several years to finally observe the potential benefits and risks to marijuana consumption, something that has previously been studied very little. Kent Hutchison, a psychology professor and cannabis researcher in CU Boulder’s CHANGE Lab, became frustrated with how little was known about the effects of marijuana when his elderly mother attempted to use marijuana to ease her chronic pain and consistently was given conflicting advice depending on what dispensary she went to. The same thing also occurred when Hutchison’s wife tried to... Read More

5 Reasons to Choose Organic Cannabis

June 29th, 2019

As an athlete and personal trainer, my mission is health for people and our planet. Cannabis is used as a medicine for many people, including myself, and as a safer alternative to harmful opioids and anti-inflammation drugs. There are so many reasons why increasing numbers of people and companies are choosing organic cannabis options, and here are a few. 1. Cannabis is Medicine Many people consume cannabis for medicinal reasons. Individuals may also be battling serious illnesses and have compromised immune systems. This is why so many people are choosing organic cannabis to get the highest quality... Read More

2019 Trail Marathon Challenge

June 22nd, 2019

I’m very excited to announce my participation in the 2019 Trail Marathon Challenge produced by Green House Healthy! As an athlete who consumes cannabis and an advocate for its benefits as a natural medicine, I strive to challenge myself beyond my limits while promoting how cannabis helps me achieve my goals. Last year I challenged myself by becoming a Certified Personal Trainer through NASM, completed my very first Spartan obstacle race, and participated in my first Ragnar Trail Relay. It was a year of firsts for me and I wanted to continue that this year by taking on the 2019 Trail Marathon... Read More

Celebrating Hemp History Week

June 8th, 2019

This weekend will be wrapping up the 10th Annual Hemp History Week, which is the largest campaign about hemp in the U.S. Taking place this year June 3-9, the campaign is supported by grassroots organizers, leaders in the industry, farmers, and advocates from all over the United States. Hemp History Week even has several celebrity endorsers who believe in the cause. These celebrities include people like Ziggy Marley, Jason Mraz, and Alicia Silverstone, but also celebrity doctors like Andrew Weil, M.D. Andrew Weil is an American physician and author, often described as a guru of holistic health and... Read More

Making Strides in Federal Cannabis Lawsuit

June 1st, 2019

Earlier this week, the Federal Appeals Court reinstated the complaint and declined to dismiss the Federal Cannabis Lawsuit. The lawsuit was filed by several cannabis patients and advocates challenging the federal scheduling of cannabis. According to a comment by their legal representation Michael Hiller, “This case represents the first time in history that a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the CSA has survived dismissal.” This is amazing news for those advocating for the de-scheduling of cannabis. This means the court put the federal government on notice to make a decision for... Read More

How You Can Help Remove Cannabis Ban from Sports

May 25th, 2019

This week, Athletes for CARE, the not-for-profit advocacy group founded by former professional athletes, decided it was time to stand up to the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA) policy of cannabis being a banned substance. With more than 150 athletes representing eight countries, 50 professional sports leagues, and 28 different sports, they filed a letter to the members of WADA’s 2021 Code Drafting Team requesting THC and other natural cannabinoids found in cannabis be removed from their banned substance list. This marks a monumental moment in history, and now you can be a part of that history. There... Read More

Army Vet Uses CBD and Stands Against Poachers

May 18th, 2019

I recently had the honor of speaking with Kinessa Johnson. Kinessa is a United States Army Veteran and uses CBD for athletics and recovery. She’s also using her military skills to save wildlife from poachers in Africa. She grew up in Anacoco, Louisiana and joined the Army. “I loved serving, I loved the people that I met and the friendships that I made. I also loved that I got to deploy, and it humbled me and made me appreciate my family and the country I was born in.” After serving in the military, Kinessa had the opportunity to use her skill set and become an animal protector. “I had the... Read More

3 Colorado CannaFitness Getaways

May 11th, 2019

It’s nice to get away. We all need a good recharge, away from the complexities of modern life. We’re spending more time inside than any other period in history, and we almost continuously have our eyes glued to a screen. These are just a couple reasons some doctors are starting to prescribe nature to improve overall health. Unplugging from electronics and taking time outdoors is shown to have several health benefits. If you’re reading this column, chances are you already know a bit about the benefits of cannabis for fitness, so wouldn’t it make sense to combine nature with more nature?... Read More