Is Weed Really A Performance-Enhancing Drug?

Next Up

In the 1998 Nagano Olympics, Whistler native Ross Rebagliati won gold in snowboarding giant slalom. He tested positive for cannabis shortly after his victory. Despite initially confiscating his medal, the IOC later found that Rebagliati hadn't violated the Olympics drug policy because marijuana wasn't considered a performance-enhancing drug at the time.

In this short film, "Carving on Cannabis," Rebagliati, now a skier, talks about how consuming cannabis helps him eat consistently, and maintains his focus during training. Essentially, he makes the argument that weed is the ultimate performance-enhancing drug because it reduces inflammation and decreases anxiety. What do you think?

Next Story

TGR Tested: Faction Dictator 3.0