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NBA Stars That Use CBD

NBA Stars That Use CBD

Ever since cannabis has been legalized federally in many states of the United States there has been an explosion of CBD products in the market. CBD products with less than 0.3% THC is considered legal in the United States and that led the way for CBD or Cannabidiol to enter the mainstream. Professional athletes, actors and celebrities have been embracing and endorsing the greatness of CBD.

In the NBA many basketball stars have been using CBD to help athletes to manage chronic pain, boost energy and motivation and to reduce inflammation.

Professional basketball players have turned to the natural compound from the cannabist plant as an alternative or complementary treatment for their injuries, rejuvenation of their muscles and to help them stay fit and focus for the season. These athletes use CBD in the form of CBD oil, buds, lotion, concentrates, topicals or edibles, because CBD is known to have pain relieving effect and anti-inflammatory properties, the two very essential properties that every athlete needs.

CBD or Cannabidiol is a naturally occurring chemical compound found in cannabis plants. These chemical compounds in the cannabis plant are called cannabinoids.

CBD is not only good for pain and inflammation, but CBD can help reduce stress and anxiety. CBD is used to treat depression and mental disorders. Using CBD can help increase focus and motivation. Another good point of CBD is that it can treat and prevent muscle spasms. All of this is great for athletes who need to perform at a high level all the time.

The NBA has started recognizing the potential of CBD for athletes and many of the star players are publicly endorsing taking up sponsorship with many CBD brands.

Here are some of the NBA Stars that are using CBD:

Jamal Mashburn

A former NBA star who has played with Dallas Mavericks and New York Knicks has publicly advocated the use of cannabidiol and social equity for the cannabis industry. He believes that CBD is a great fit for athletes to help maximize pain management. He is actively advocating for the NBA to fully permit the use of CBD and cannabis for medicinal purposes.

Al Harrington

A former NBA star player for the Denver Nuggets. He started using cannabis products during his time there. He chose to use CBD products that were THC-free to avoid testing positive in the anti-doping drug testing program sanctioned by NBA. He used CBD for pain management. Currently, he is also in the cannabis industry.

Lamar Odom

A former basketball player who won two championships with Koby Bryant. Odom has been using CBD and is also in the cannabis industry. He is among the countless celebrities who are and have been investing in the cannabis industry. Odom was struggling with drug addiction and had a life-threatening overdose. He also suffered from 12 strokes, 6 heart attacks and 12 seizures. He credited CBD as the source which helped him beat the drug addiction as CBD is non-addictive and can help people go through alcohol or substance abuse.

Rick Barry

A former NBA star, basketball commentator, author and now a board director for a cannabis medical and wellness venture. He has seen the development of cannabis in professional sports for the last 5 decades. He believes that CBD is a natural healing alternative for athletes who are looking for something to help manage their pain. CBD can also help athletes to recover from injury.

It is believed that many professional athletes are using CBD whether publicly or discreetly to help with pain management and recovery. CBD is also used for reducing inflammation and improving the performance of athletes.

How can CBD improve performance? CBD has an entourage effect which is when all the cannabinoids work together to enhance the performance of CBD. CBD can reduce pain and inflammation. It can also help to reduce stress, anxiety and tension. It regulates and uplifts the mood. It can help to increase focus and concentration. It regulates your sleep and wake cycle. All this will result in better physical and mental health which will definitely enhance performance.

As for cannabis and the NBA, NBA players will no longer be prohibited for marijuana. Marijuana has also been lifted from the anti-drug testing program since the 2019-2020 season. Today the NBA has welcomed the teams and the athletes to endorse and seek sponsorship from the cannabis industry.

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