Athletes, who have long been banned from consuming cannabis for a variety of reasons such as potential health risks, performance enhancement, and violation of the “spirit of sport”, embrace the plant for its health and wellness potential.
On Saturday, January 22, 2022, the Cannabis Health and Medicine Association (ACHEME) will promote the integration of cannabis into sports medicine by bringing together more than 300 athletes, educators, coaches, students and sports enthusiasts from across the country. ACHEM is pleased to announce that American Cannabis Council and the Marijuana Policy Project They are the main sponsors of the one-day virtual summit, which will provide a full list of educational and informational cannabis programs sponsored by ACHEM and its alliance partners.
The World Health Summit – Athletes and Societies is the second event in the ACHEM Global Health Summit series. ACHEM strives to build awareness and competence in the medical and clinical applications of cannabis science for athletes, coaches, sports enthusiasts, and the associations that support them. As part of ACHEM’s commitment to serving communities and improving access to wellbeing, this event will advance learning, inspire thought leadership, and drive more conversations about achieving healthy equality in sport.
2021 has sparked conversations about cannabis in athletics as well as frustration about outdated, punitive, and unscientific regulations imposed by sports organizations. Last summer, watch the world as Chakari Richardson She was stripped of her position on the US Olympic track and field team for using cannabis as a tool to manage her mental health. Around that time, the world was also introduced to Mendi, a CBD brand founded by Megan Rapinoe, who announced that she uses CBD almost exclusively for mental health and pain management. The juxtaposition of these two stories clearly illustrates the need for a transformation in sports medicine and sports governance.