How can athletes benefit from marijuana?
One of the main reasons why marijuana is used in sports is its anti-inflammatory properties, especially effective in contact sports; Many of these athletes use cannabis after struggling to calm their pains and recover as soon as possible. The former Irish MMA fighter, Conor McGregor, after the legalization of the CBD in the UFC, made public his use of marijuana and has been seen in coffee shops in Amsterdam.
There are other athletes, such as athletes who participate in marathons, who use marijuana to maintain concentration. It has been shown that running for a long time, the brain releases substances incredibly similar to cannabinoids obtained from cannabis, and some runners confirm having some kind of “high” after a marathon. This is why there are athletes who consume cannabis before going out for a run since it helps to achieve that “runner’s high”, increasing concentration and helping them to enjoy and increase performance.