Mixed martial artist Elias Theodorou stepped out of the ring recently to attend MJBizCon, a cannabis industry conference and expo in Las Vegas. The Canadian athlete was there on a mission—to promote organizations and brands that are striving to break the stigma associated with cannabis use. 

As a trailblazer in the cannabis space, people were receptive to his message. Theodorou is the first professional athlete in North America to be authorized to use medical cannabis. He has broken new ground in professional sports and says he is just getting started.

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Born and raised in Mississauga, Ont., Theodorou attended a local high school, where he became passionate about skateboarding. “I jumped off high buildings…

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