The impact of cannabis on athletic performance

How does cannabis impact overall athletic performance?

Regulation and ease of accessability to cannabis products are improving at a rapid rate globally. This article aimed to investigate how cannabis use impacts overall performance in athletes.

Commonly reported benefits of cannabis include a positive impact on pain, reduction of side effects of cancer treatments and, most recently, concussion recovery.

While the active ingredient in cannabis, delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), is thought to have a metabolic and neurological impact that can be used for medical purposes, it is still unclear what overall impact this has on sports performance.


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