Does the title of this article sound like an oxymoron to you? We wouldn’t blame you if you think that cannabis and sports can never go together. After all, cannabis (also known as weed, marijuana, hash) is an illegal drug in most places. It does have medicinal and therapeutic effects if administered properly, but sports regulators have not been supportive of the benefits of cannabis due to its intoxicating effects. Well, things are changing now as The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) just removed hemp-derived cannabis products from its list of prohibited substances for 2018.
This is because hemp-derived cannabis does not contain tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which induces the euphoric experience that is associated with cannabis. Cannabidiol (CBD) – the oil extracted from cannabis – is known for its pain-alleviating properties but was a no-go zone in the sports industry due to the presence of THC in it. Biotech companies have created products that contain hemp-derived, THC-free CBD. The removal of such products from WADA’s list of prohibited substances is fantastic news for these companies and for the sports industry as players can now benefit from the healing properties of CBD. These products are already being endorsed by famous sports personalities such as Super Bowl Champion, Marvin Washington.
What’s even better about products created by companies like Iso-Sport is that they combine CBD with several other beneficial herbs to create powerful treatments for athletes. The company has a range of products including balms, creams, and capsules to relieve pain and enhance performance. Such products are set out for success and may soon take over the traditional medicines used in sports because they are safe, side-effect free and effective.