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2 Olympic champions and weed

Usian Bolt and Micheal Phelps| Coffeeshop Smokerdam in Amsterdam Oud-Zuid

Not everyone who smokes weed ends up glued to the couch for their favorite TV show.

Although Cannabis is no longer on the list of banned substances, athletes are still not allowed to use cannabis on the day of the competition. The WADA (World Anti Doping Code) has decided to make some changes regarding the use of cannabis. Research shows that THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (cannabidiol) have a special amount of healing properties. The use of cannabis provides an increase in tissue oxygenation, an improved concentration and a decrease in muscle spasms both before and after a high energy activity.


American swimmer, Michael Phelps

It is actually the first time that it has really hit the media, the use of cannabis during the Olympics. Michael Phelps, the most successful Olympian of all time. Phelps was caught and filmed smoking weed with a bong in 2009. This was three months after Phelps achieved a legendary achievement by earning 8 gold medals at the Beijing Games. The result of these leaked images was a six-month suspension. Phelps has publicly apologized under pressure from sponsors and other institutions. In it, the swimmer indicated that his behavior was inappropriate. However, Michael Phelps said he smoked weed to treat his pain and other physical and mental ailments. Smoking weed gives Phelps a better effect than painkillers.


Jamaican sprinter, Usain Bolt

Another well-known Olympian who admits to using weed is the lightning-fast sprinter, Usain Bolt. Despite using marijuana, Bolt ran nine Olympic gold medals together. The Jamaican is also the first man to hold both the 100 and 200 meter world record. Bolt has reported in the media that growing up in Jamaica occasionally smoked a weed. He said not to abuse the plant, but to use it for his own health. And even to cherish his condition. Bolt says he has remained healthy and has been able to deliver excellent performance during hard training time after time.

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