Project CBD: CANNABIS FOR CONTACT SPORTS

CANNABIS FOR CONTACT SPORTS

How one elite athlete stays on top of her game with CBD and medical cannabis.
BY ANNA SYMONDS ON JULY 24, 2019
Anna Symonds dodging a tackle in a rugby match.

Rugby is a physically demanding sport that requires both mental focus and a high tolerance for pain. It’s a full-contact tackle sport with no pads and no helmets, and the game flows freely with few stoppages – meaning continuous sprinting and collisions throughout the full 80 minutes of the match.

At age 38, I’m in my nineteenth year of playing rugby. Despite being ancient by the competitive standards of my sport, my physical conditioning and overall health are at the best of my adult life. I’m still competing at the top level of the U.S. domestic women’s competition – and I’m convinced that the healing properties of CBD and cannabis, along with a nourishing diet and regular therapeutic movement, are crucial to my success and longevity as an athlete.

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