Winning With Cannabis

Winning With Cannabis

The relationship between athletes and Cannabis has long been decried for its perceived negative association. Thankfully, that misconception is being reshaped as athletes are now experiencing a certain form of liberation, one which has inspired them to move from the shadows and serve as advocates for the medicine that they deem so vital. These stories are worthy of greater attention and will serve to help augment the discourse surrounding medicinal Cannabis. The Cannabis culture in sport deserves to be celebrated, not maligned, and these conversations which will move us in that direction.

Episodes

September 14, 2020 30 min
Green House Healthy with CEO Heather DeRose. Listed in Green Market Report’s 100 Most Important Women in Weed 2020, Heather is the CEO and Co-Founder of Green House Healthy, a health and wellness company educating about the benefits of cannabis as part of a healthy and active lifestyle. Her company creates healthy experiences by hosting educational and athletic events, instructing cannabis positive fitness and nutrition classes, an...
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Rewind CBD with Rodney Wallace. In 2017 Things were looking up for Rodney. He had just signed with New York City FC, he was clean, and with his mindset to participate in Costa Rica’s team for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Nothing but clear skies ahead. That is until he started feeling a pain in his hip so horrid that he was afraid he wouldn’t be able to walk, and much less play, again. He couldn’t even play with his own daughter. He sta...
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Blue Island Yoga with Martha Triantafillides. Martha grew up traveling the globe, garnering an education in interior design which led to her founding the first contemporary gallery in Dubai (UAE). She later studied yoga as a path to self-discovery with certifications from yoga centers in Canada, England, and Thailand, and is the founder of Blue Island Yoga. Wana Brands’ mission is to help people enhance their lives physically, crea...
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The First Sanctioned Medical Cannabis Athlete with Top-ranked middleweight fighter Elias “the Spartan” Theodorou. Elias amassed an impressive 8-3 record during his time in the UFC, beginning his run with the company as the first-ever Canadian winner of their famed reality show/tournament, The Ultimate Fighter. Other firsts in Elias’s career includes making history as the first male ring cardholder or RING BOY™, now actively utilize...
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Total Health Care THC with Dr. Uma Dhanabalan. Dr. Uma worked for Kimberly Clark as Regional Medical Director for the Asia Pacific She worked for the Hanford Site in Richland, Washington, the largest and most complex cleanup projects in the world, where plutonium was manufactured for the first nuclear bomb detonated in Japan. She created the Total Health Care THC model where she “Educates Embraces Empowers” patients and promotes ca...
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April 20, 2020 32 min
Anna Symonds is a champion rugby player whose career includes a USA Rugby Division I National Championship (2014), selection to the National All-Star Competition, and a Sydney Premiership Championship (2003). She represented the USA at the 2015 Touch Rugby World Cup and has won three national championships in Touch with the Portland Hunters (2007, 2013, 2017).
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Snowboarding pioneer Greta Gaines became the face of the sport when it was dominated by men. A former competitive skier, Gaines’s teenage fearlessness and punk rock ethos made her an icon, even if her attitude turned off early 90s television sponsors like MTV and ESPN. Cannabis, she says, has always been part of her lifestyle and she thinks that snowboarders often have a copacetic relationship with weed, even if they’re not entirel...
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Athletes for care with Ryan VandenBussche. As an NHL hockey player, Ryan had the unique pleasure of being a teammate to four of the greatest hockey players in NHL history: Wayne Gretzky and Mark Messier during his time as a New York Ranger, and Sydney Crosby and Mario Lemieux as a Pittsburgh Penguin. Those four legends combined to score a whopping 2,715 goals, but Ryan racked up huge numbers of his own in one category that few play...
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February 24, 2020 37 min
BodyChek Wellness with Riley Cote. Riley is a former professional ice hockey left winger who played four National Hockey League (NHL) seasons with the Philadelphia Flyers and was mainly known as an enforcer. Upon retiring from the Philadelphia Flyers Riley founded the Hemp Heals Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit organization that promotes cannabis/hemp as a viable renewable resource, that can help increase the quality lives of all peo...
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February 10, 2020 33 min
CBD In the Recovery Community with professional skateboarder David Hafsteinsson. The pro skater from Iceland has been a fan of CBD topical creams and products for almost two years now, ever since he discovered them as a non-addictive, natural alternative to help his body cope with the rigors of pro skating. Free of opiates since 2015, Hafsteinsson brings us back to the start of his journey and how his views on recovery changed than...
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The Bakeout with Frank "The Legend" Shamrock. Frank is an American mixed martial artist (retired), entrepreneur, motivational speaker and philanthropist. Shamrock was the 1st to hold the UFC Middleweight Championship and retired as the 4-time defending undefeated champion and the #1 ranked UFC fighter in the world during his reign. He was named "Fighter of the Decade" for the 1990's & holds the world record ...
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January 27, 2020 27 min
The key to getting off painkillers with Jim McMahon. Former Super Bowl champion and Chicago Bears quarterback Jim McMahon says an unfairly demonized drug helped him recover from the pain of his football career: medical marijuana. Now 56, McMahon has been plagued by debilitating health problems following his 15-year career and multiple concussions in the National Football League. He has been diagnosed with early-onset dementia and h...
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January 20, 2020 32 min
Health and wellness after the game Ex-Seahawk Lofa Tatupu have joined a growing list of athletes that have gotten involved in the cannabidiol (CBD) business. The former Pro Bowl linebacker announced the launch of his new CBD startup, called "ZoneIn." The venture, backed by a team of professional athlete investors and partners, seeks to help adults strive for optimum health and wellness in their day-to-day lives. The loudest...
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January 20, 2020 34 min
The first CBD product for golfers with Brandt Jobe. Jobe believes that with the physical and mental challenges of the game, golfers of every skill are beginning to see the benefits of CBD. "Playing and practicing golf most days can be taxing on my body. Using Boomer Natural Wellness products, completely free of THC, helps me keep pain-free and focused so I can perform at my best at all times," Jobe says, "CBD helps my b...
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January 20, 2020 33 min
An Alternative To Opiate Painkillers with Floyd Landis. Former pro cyclist Floyd Landis started a new career producing “high-quality cannabis products” under the brand name Floyd’s of Leadville. Since Colorado legalized recreational marijuana in 2014, the pot market has since grown to a billion-dollar industry—and Landis appears happy to be on board. Floyd’s of Leadville will specialize in pesticide-free cannabis oil “from high alt...
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CTE and Cannabis: How it can save football with Kyle Turley. Diagnosed with chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) due to the 100-plus concussions he received during the 10 years he played as an NFL offensive lineman, Kyle Turley struggled with pharmaceutical addiction, violent thoughts, and suicidal tendencies — until he started taking medical marijuana. “It saved my life,” he says. “I wouldn’t be where I am today, I would not hav...
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January 13, 2020 31 min
The Champion Mindset with Joanna Zeiger, MS, Ph.D. Joanna is a world-champion former professional triathlete who competed for more than a decade. She’s an Olympian. She runs marathons. She’s a multidisciplinary coach. But her fitness wisdom has been hard-won. “My athletic life is littered with setbacks, chronic conditions, injuries and disappointment,” she writes in her book The Champion Mindset: An Athlete’s Guide to Mental Toughn...
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January 13, 2020 35 min
Marijuana: The Performance Enhancer with Ross Rebagliati. Ross is a Canadian professional snowboarder, Olympic Gold Medal Winner and founder of Legacy Brands, a CBD consumables company and Ross' Gold, a medical cannabis merchandise company. Ross Rebagliati is a firm believer that Marijuana is a performance enhancer, and that usage can be helpful for some activities such as extreme sports, as it improves muscle relaxation, reduc...
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Health, wellness and an active lifestyle with former pro-athletes Matt Lombardi (NHL) and Kevin Moran (MLB). Lombardi and Moran are both former professional athletes, while Beam offers pure, full-spectrum (100 percent THC-free) pharmaceutical-grade CBD products, as made from organically grown hemp in Colorado. Noticing a lack of transparency in the CBD wellness market, Beam offers consumers a line of rigorously-tested CBD products ...
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The benefits of plant-based medicines for treatment with Reuben Droughns. For nearly 10 years, Reuben Droughns fought hard against some really tough defenses. As a running back in the National Football League, Reuben picked up extra yards through heavily guarded defensive lines while dodging hard-hitting linebackers, all in the pursuit of the winning touchdown. Through four NFL teams in seven seasons, he smashed and got smashed whi...
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