Professional Motorcycle Racer Is Being Sponsored By A Marijuana Company

Motorcycle racer Johnny Rock Page has signed a sponsorship deal with Hemp American Media Group - another sign that cannabis is increasingly becoming part of mainstream society.

"This deal conveys the public's improving perception and acceptance of marijuana," said Colby Ayres, co-founder and marketing director of Hemp American. "We are ecstatic that Johnny Rock Page and MotoAmerica are progressive in their views towards marijuana."

The marijuana sponsorship - the first of its kind for a motorcycle racer - is for Page's 2016 MotoAmerica Superbike season.

"Although I no longer use marijuana, I truly believe that it can help cancer patients and those who need it for other medicinal purposes," said Johnny Rock Page.

Page is one of a number of high-performance athletes that are aligning themselves with marijuana companies. Ayer says more and more athletes and teams are going to seize these sponsorship opportunities.

"In the near future I see professional sports teams and athletes getting sponsored regularly by marijuana-related companies as well as frequent product placements and endorsement deals in show business," said Ayres.

Page competes in the MotoAmerica's Superbike racing series - the IndyCar of motorcycle racing. He was the subject of a documentary profile that was an official feature selection at the 2015 Phoenix Film Festival. Here's the trailer for that film:

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By now you may have heard about the cannabis plant's most well-known compounds, THC and CBD, however, there's more to marijuana than just its cannabinoids. Terpenes are aromatic compounds that give plants their flavor and aroma. Found in cannabis and other plants, terpenes have their own therapeutic effects, such as anti-inflammatory, anxiolytic, and anti-depressive properties.

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