Usain Bolt And Michael Phelps Endorse Marijuana’s Medicinal Value

The world's most successful swimmer, Michael Phelps, and fastest ever runner, Usain Bolt, have endorsed marijuana for its medicinal value.

The world’s most successful swimmer, Michael Phelps, and fastest ever runner, Usain Bolt, have more in common than six foot five inch frames and trophy cabinets stuffed full of Olympic gold medals. Both athletes also endorse marijuana for its medicinal value.

For a long time, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) took a firm stance against marijuana use among competitive athletes, banning it as a harmful, performance enhancing drug. But new research proves that marijuana is not harmful to health, and actually provides many natural benefits that can assist elite athletes reach peak physical health.

The World Anti-Doping Agency reviewed the new research and struck marijuana off its banned list, opening up the possibility for athletes to talk about the value of medicinal marijuana for everybody.

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Athletes can now use marijuana, however, they are not permitted to use the drug on the very day of the competition. The WADA arrived at this decision after a study showed that Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and Cannabidiol (CBD), two active chemicals in the marijuana plant, have a tremendous amount of healing properties, including a deepening of concentration, an increase in tissue oxygenation and a decrease in muscle spasms before and after an activity that requires significant energy input. These benefits take place before, during and after a physical activity.

Due to this lax stance by the WADA on marijuana, prominent athletes now feel secure to openly testify about the remarkable medicinal value of the plant.

First to speak of the healing potential of marijuana is Michael Phelps. Phelps is an American swimmer. He is the most decorated Olympian of all time, with a total of 28 medals. Phelps also holds the all-time record for Olympic gold medals. At the Beijing Olympic Games in 2008, Phelps won eight gold medals, breaking his fellow American swimmer Mark Spitz’s record of seven first-place finishes at any single Olympic Games. At the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Phelps won four gold medals and two silver medals. Finally, at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, he won five gold medals and one silver medal; this made him the most successful athlete of the Games for the fourth Olympics in a row.

Michael phelps

In 2009, Phelps was caught on film smoking marijuana from a bong. That was just 3 months after his historic eight gold medal wins in Beijing. Phelps was suspended for several months as a result of the scandal. After succumbing to pressure from his sponsor and the government, he publicly apologized, saying his behavior was inappropriate. But he admitted that he uses marijuana to treat his aches and pains, as it is far better than painkillers.

The next athlete to also admit to using marijuana is Usain Bolt. Bolt is a Jamaican sprinter, and is regarded as the fastest human on Earth. He has nine Olympic gold medals to his name. In fact, Bolt is the first man to hold both the 100 metres and 200 metres world records since Fully Automatic Timing became mandatory. He also holds the world record as a part of the 4 × 100 metres relay. He is the reigning world and Olympic champion in these three events. Due to his unprecedented dominance in the athletic field, he is widely considered to be the greatest sprinter of all time.

Usain bolt

Bolt has openly admitted that as a youngster growing up in Jamaica, he occasionally used marijuana. He did not abuse the plant, but used it to nurture his health and fitness, which has helped him to stay healthy when engaged in heavy training.

Ross Rebagliati

Ross Rebagliati is a Canadian professional snowboarder. Of course, he does not have the name recognition of Phelps or Bolt, but his role in the marijuana policy reform in the Olympics is huge. In 1998, Rebagliati was awarded a gold medal for snowboarding, but not before testing positive for THC. Fortunately for him, the International Olympic Committee hadn’t placed marijuana on the banned substances list at the time, so they couldn’t take his medal from him. Rebagliati will not hide his love for marijuana. He has eulogized the healing potential of marijuana, calling for a complete legalization of the plant.

Jamie Anderson is an American professional snowboarder. She is the lone female on this gold medal top 5. Anderson won Olympic gold in the Women’s Slopestyle at the 2014 Sochi Games in Russia. Though Anderson did not fail a drug test, nor was she punished for marijuana use, she has openly admitted that she is a marijuana user. She is not abusing the plant, but rather using it responsibly to take care of health challenges from her professional activity.

Nicholas Delpopolo is an American Judo competitor. Although he has never won an Olympic medal before, he is an instrumental competitor in Judo competitions. At the 2012 London Games, Delpopolo tested positive for THC and was subsequently banned from the games. He claimed that he was unknowingly given an edible that was laced with THC. But, of course, this is highly debatable. He might have used marijuana due to the plant’s healing potential.

So, you can see that athletes are in love with marijuana. They are not using it as a performance-enhancing drug. They use it as an alternative to drugs such as painkillers, and other medications which have bad effects on the body.

Now that the International Olympic Committee is starting to loosen its position on athletes’ use of marijuana, we should expect more athletes to openly endorse the full legalization of the plant in the days ahead.

Baxter Dmitry

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  • Ralf Yuri

    I’ve never used this crap, and I’m very healthy and intelligent.
    I’m sorry for the idiots who get slaves to this crap.

    • usajagroltyd

      Don’t knock it if you’ve never tried it. If you’re intelligent, you’d know this.

      • Ralf Yuri

        The snake said the same thing to Eve.

        • Dana Carrabon

          When millions of people need it medically you need to re-access your mindset. Even thousands of children need it medically, they have severe epilepsy having HUNDREDS of seizures a day, robbing them of life, and none of the 25 different pharmaceuticals do a thing, and this one plant reduces it dramatically. Look it up for yourself, it’s the truth.

          • Ralf Yuri

            Anyone who has health, has it despite the medical industry and not thanks to this industry.
            The human organism is the work of God, does not need touch-ups of masonic industries.

          • Dana Carrabon

            Unless you haven’t taken one ounce of medicine in your life (which is obviously not true), get out of your small mental box, and realize that God gave us brains to use our natural environment to remedy illness when required. In no part of the bible does it say or even imply “When you are sick, thou shall never fetch medicine, only depend on the work of god”

          • Ralf Yuri

            The animals in nature run, jump, swim and see very well until the last week of life.
            They do not take vaccines or use masonic chemistry.
            But you with your big mental box think that God paid more attention to the raccoon’s body than to yours.

          • Dana Carrabon

            Sorry when I can’t take you seriously when you say you’ve never used medicine in your life. I see a lot of strange christians like you online, and I have christian friends, real nice christians who follow the path of jesus who endorse the medicinal use of not only cannabis, but you know, any medicine. My mom is a Jehovah’s witness and they don’t believe in blood transfusion, but for the most part there is nothing explicitly stating that man shouldn’t use the plants god created to help their bodies. I know you’ve gotten sick in your life and have had to take some cough syrup, that shouldn’t be illegal, you should be free to use it, you should use it.

          • Ralf Yuri

            If you learn yoga or kung fu you will find it very easy to heal yourself and others without chemistry. These are just two examples, avoiding industrial food frees you from 80% of evils.
            About JW, the only thing I agree with is about blood transfusion.
            I do not know much about the Christians in your country, but here in Brazil
            a nation of Christian majority, I can say that their god is the TV.
            The churches deceive and lead the faithful to idolatry and stupidity.
            Churches do not follow the Bible, they distract.

          • Dana Carrabon

            Again you haven’t denied having ever used any form of medicine in your entire life. You know you have, so my point is made. Especially given all the poverty and disease in Brazil you’d think you’d have the common sense to know that a lot of these kids need medicine from whatever illnesses and infections they pick up on the streets. Anyway, I’m done, I’ve had enough of this conversation. The next time you’re really ill, don’t be so paranoid, your life is valuable and worth saving

          • Ralf Yuri

            Kids in Brazil don’t need medicine, they need parents without vices and who have morals.
            same bankers who finance the destruction of morality through TV,
            education system and cultural destruction, the same bankers finance big
            pharma to manufacture disease.
            The problems of my country do not come from poverty, poverty comes from the lack of morals of my people.

  • Michele

    This stuff does miracles to heal and defeat the pain. It helped Phelps’s body that is fallling apart because steroid and alcohol abuse. Bolt used it for recreational value, he didn’t need it but it didn’t harm him.