A History of Cannabis in Sports

There’s always lots of chatter around the country as the Olympic Games approach. Whether you are watching at home alone with a blunt or with friends and family enjoying edibles, it’s great time to get high. If you’re looking for the quickest same-day weed delivery, you’ve come to the right place. Black Rabbit is Ontario’s best cannabis dispensary near you. Our online dispensary has everything you are looking for from a plethora of flower, edibles, and concentrates. We also offer Canada-wide mail orders!

With all the excitement around the Olympic Games, you might have heard how an American, gold-medal sprinter was recently disqualified. The New York Times speculates that this could result in her missing the Games. Why was Sha’Carri Richardson disqualified? She tested positive for marijuana in her system.

Wait, you can get kicked out of the Olympics for weed?!

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) prohibits quite a few substances and the Olympics follow WADA’s rules, unlike NFL, NHL, MLB, and the NBA, who are not signatories to WADA code. Other leagues also typically conduct their own anti-doping programs. In the Olympics, marijuana is allowed outside of competition, with the exception of race day, when it is absolutely prohibited, regardless of its form, medicinal use, and if whether it’s natural or synthetic. The only exception is cannabidiol. If you’re not familiar with this, check out The Basics. At Black Rabbit, we are more than just the quickest, same-day weed delivery service. We are more than an online dispensary. We take pride in our efforts to help you become the expert of the majestic cannabis plant.

WADA states that drugs are prohibited if they fit two of the three criteria: if it potentially endangers themselves or others, enhances athletic performance or violates the spirit of the sport. In 2011, WADA reported that “based on current animal and human studies as well as on interviews with athletes and information from the field, cannabis can be performance enhancing for some athletes and sports disciplines.”

As mentioned in our other articles, there aren’t a whole lot of studies on marijuana in general, especially as a performance enhancer. However, there is evidence that it helps with focus and the unmistakable feeling of calm that comes with getting high. According to Very Well Mind, studies have shown how marijuana can negatively affect concentration and coordination.

There has been and still is a lot of debate on whether cannabis should be included in sports. But where did this all start?

In 2004, WADA updated their list of prohibited substances and included cannabis. Despite all the arguments for allowing cannabis, the lack of research on how pot could enhance your performance ultimately led to a decision that made testing positive for weed a disqualification. At the time, marijuana was also illegal in many countries and as athletes are meant to be role models for the world, weed in general was prohibited during the Games.

The psychological effects of consuming weed also played a key role in the ban like intoxication, short-term memory impairment and decline in motor inhibition. The studies behind this showed how our brain receptors are affected when high. They also used The Drug Abuse Warning Network’s studies that showed that in 2006, emergency room visits for cannabis related injuries was 290,563.

Despite those scary statistics, more research has come out with millions of people benefitting from cannabis consumption. There’s the notable feeling of serenity and calm that comes with getting high to help ease anxiety and depression. Other advantages include helping people and their pets deal with chronic pain and not to mention, making good times even better with those we care about.

At Black Rabbit we provide quality cannabis products for all your needs. Whether it be pain, peace, or for a party, the trip to our online dispensary will be memorable.

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