A new champion will be crowned when the 2020 Summer Olympics debut in Tokyo. We’re not talking gold medals or world records, though. Instead, a new presence will be felt for the first time legally at the Olympics—cannabidiol, or CBD.
The World Anti-Doping Agency, an organization that monitors and fights against the use of drugs in the Olympics, announced in 2018 that CBD had been removed from its list of banned substances. Since the organization’s formation in 1999, all cannabinoids like CBD and THC had been banned for all Olympic athletes. The 2020 Olympics represents the first games in which athletes can legally use CBD without fear of consequence.
Retired athletes like former NFL athletes Rob Gronkowski and Tiki Barber, as well as former NBA players Paul Pierce, John Salley, and Lamar Odom, have publicly endorsed CBD.
Athletes must ensure their CBD oil or supplement doesn’t contain more than 0.3% THC, the psychoactive element in cannabis. All CBD Performance products are well within this threshold.
Expect more athletes to have similar stances as the Olympics approaches. While some may not be as public with their use as others, it appears that athletes have more permission to use CBD thanks to WADA’s changes.
We look forward to the day an Olympian feels the benefit from using CBD Performance products, it could happen sooner than you think!