The recent surge of athletes into the cannabis industry is breathtaking considering past stigmas about weed in sports.

Legendary high performers like champion bodybuilder Arnold Schwarzenegger, record-setting swimming olympian Michael Phelps, and NBA scoring leader Kareem Abdul-Jabbar tore down myths about lazy and low-performing pot heads with their excellence. But even they faced scrutiny for using an illegal substance that was speculated to promote “losing habits.”

Prohibition and stigmatization have also stalled research on the plant’s true impact on mental and physical performance.

That’s why Colorado University researchers are saying their new study on how pot impacts athletes is the “first of its kind.”

“To date, there are no human…

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