Which weed is right for athletes? A case-by-case look
Cannabis has moved far beyond the joints you lied to your mom about in high school. As more states decriminalize and legalize cannabis, experts are growing new, bespoke strains and creating new products — oils, tinctures, pastes, gummies, cookies, and more — that seek to target and treat different maladies. While the science behind all these is complex, the main thing to know is that cannabis has many chemical compounds called cannibinoids, and the two most abundant are Cannabidiol (CBD) and Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Growers have worked out products that isolate these compounds, and both are used for different reasons — THC is responsible for the “high” associated with cannabis, while CBD is said to work as a pain reliever and mood stabilizer.
So we wanted to ask someone in the business: Which products are right for different types of athletes? To answer this, I reached out to Daniel Macris, the founder of Halcyon Organics, a medical cannabis company based out of Atlanta, Georgia.
To put Macris to the test, we