Cannabis and Sports by Dustin Sulak, DO

Cannabis and Sports by Dustin Sulak, DO

While smoking is unlikely the optimal delivery method for cannabis in athletes, the use of cannabis can have performance-enhancing effects by reducing anxiety, thus promoting optimal performance under stressful conditions like competition, improving mood, and supporting post-exercise relaxation and sleep.1  Other studies have described improved oxygenation to tissues, improved vision, ability to forget previous traumatic…