MMA Fighters Fighting to Break Stigmas Surrounding Cannabis

Cannabis and the UFC are in the news again. This time, they are not suspending athletes for cannabis consumption. Instead, it is former UFC contender Jake Shields and World Champion Brazilian Jiu Jitsu athlete Denny Prokopos. The UFC is not involved in this one as these two are operating privately on their own. They are hosting the first-ever Cannathlete Seminar in San Jose California. This event will be open to the public. During the course of this event, you can learn about cannabis and how it is utilized by athletes in day-to-day life.

Increasing their physical performance and mental performance through consuming cannabis is fascinating to many individuals. Typically cannabis is associated with making one feel lazy and sitting on the couch watching movies eating pizza. This, however, is a stereotype that is being destroyed, obliterated if you will even. For $125 you can purchase a ticket to this first of its kind event and a doctor’s recommendation is included with the cost of the ticket!  If you are already a holder of an in state doctor’s recommendation your ticket price drops by $25!

It is estimated that more than half of MMA fighters consume cannabis secretly so banning athletes and suspending them for cannabis consumption, is a touchy subject. The support of these two legendary individuals will hopefully lead to shaping reform amongst the athletic community when it comes to cannabis consumption. Cannabis is a medicine and the truth is out there. The lies cannot be supported any longer. Cannabis is a harmless plant that has 0 deaths associated with it ever and has dozens of benefits to offer athletes not just in the MMA but in every other sports imaginable. The fact these athletes train and condition their bodies and understand the importance of cannabinoids and the body’s natural endocannabinoid system shows they are more than just jocks.

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