Over the weekend, Russian officials announced that they had detained an American woman after discovering cannabis vape cartridges in her luggage. Russian news later revealed the woman to be seven-time WNBA All Star and two-time Olympic gold medalist Brittney Griner. 

Pro athletes who use cannabis are no longer the exception. They’re the rule.

As Griner remains incarcerated in a Russian cell—and her wife and family plead for her release—her arrest brings a secret truth out into the open: Most pro athletes use cannabis. If Brittney Griner utilized vape cartridges as part of her professional regimen to stay at the top of her game, mentally and physically, she’s not the exception. She’s the rule.

While writing my recent book, Runners High: How A…

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