CANNABIS CULTURE – For many of the biggest names in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, cannabis plays an important role in their cognitive and physical recovery process.
Amateur and professional practitioners alike find benefits in cannabis that can help their jiu-jitsu creativity, longevity and decompression from hard rolls. As those who “roll” know, cannabis acts as an adviser to the king, staying behind thick red curtains, playing a key role in every conquest and campaign. Fortunately, cannabis in recent years has made its way into the spotlight with influencers and BJJ events that incorporate cannabis as a participatory requirement and prize. The names Joe Rogan and Eddie Bravo has been at the forefront of this movement.
The only major event that brings cannabis and Brazilian jiu-jitsu together is High Rollerz BJJ, which is a submission-only competition. High ROllerz is the brain child of ‘Big Lonn’ Howard & ‘Mighty Matt’ Staudt. Each participant is required to smoke a joint with their opponent before each match can begin. The prizes come in pounds of cannabis with one pound going to each division winner. As of now there are no other tournaments that tie cannabis and jiu-jitsu so tightly together, but I am sure there are