Ganja Gym: 3 Cannabis Products For Your Workout

There's a mounting body of evidence to suggest that fitness-minded folks are even more in love with smoking cannabis than couch-bound hippies: the drug's anti-inflammatory, zen-calm-inducing effects make for a remarkably painless run, can enable athletes to overcome the mental hurdles associated with limit-pushing workouts, and even shorten recovery time from injuries. From meal replacements to smoothies to topical muscle rubs: here are some of the cannabis-infused products that put the "high" in "high performance athlete."

1. Cannabis Protein Bar

This ain't your grocery-store hemp seed granola bar: this protein bar by Sava is infused with Sour Diesel cold water hash, in addition to being high in fibre and Omega 3, with 12g of hemp protein. Non-dairy, gluten-free, non-GMO, and organic rolled oats, brown rice, dates, raisins, almond butter, dark chocolate chips, chia seeds, and more high-quality ingredients are united with hash-infused organic coconut oil and flavoured with organic cinnamon, vanilla, and himalayan pink sea salt. Comes in a high-dose bar with 180mg (!!) of THC, which is four to eight average-sized doses - or a low dose 60mg bar, which is two to four average-sized doses: either way, you'll have to exercise discipline in terms of the amount you consume.

2. CBD Elite Muscle Freeze

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With the tagline "Mary's Envisions a World Without Pain," this Colorado-based manufacturer of THC and CBD-infused topicals, lotions, and transdermal patches have developed a formula specifically for sore muscles. Mary's Nutritionals Muscle Freeze is an all-natural muscle rub infused with 200mg of CBD, sourced from a "boutique hemp farmer located in Colorado [which focuses on] growing only the finest medicinal grade hemp," free from pesticides, moulds and contaminants. Other natural plant extracts provide a soothing, cooling effect. Available in 1oz size, with 50mg of active cannabinoids

3. Americanna THC Gummy

Many runners swear by energy chews for a boost - and THC-infused gummies can provide a double whammy of easily-accessible energy, and a body buzz to help you crush an extra-tough afternoon on the trails. These precisely-dosed treats from Americanna are a super-efficient way to deliver the goods: less waiting around than for other, heftier infused treats, and manufacturers "guarantee, to a micro-litre, exactly how much THC is on each piece of candy based on our proprietary infusion process, with first-run, high-quality oil," according to founder Dan Anglin.


It’s no secret that my husband and I are longtime cannabis and hemp advocates. We’ve cheered as the majority of Americans have come around to supporting legalization, and applauded as cannabis law reform spreads from state to state. Still, decades of prohibitionist propaganda have left many in the dark about the powerful wellness potential of these long-demonized plants.

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