When it comes to taking a stand and supporting cannabis you definitely want to be standing on solid ground and both feet. Professional athletes are starting to voice their support for cannabis. Cannabinoid therapy helps many of them until they are popped by an athletic board. It seems to be okay for athletes to destroy their bodies using dangerous pharmaceutical drugs with proven detrimental side effects but not okay for them to utilize cannabis. Some athletes are helping to change this draconian view and they’re getting help.
A4C Partners with New Leaf Canada for Athlete Activism
90 pro athletes are using their feet to support cannabis legalization. They are taking cannabis activism from Canada to the US. Last week New Leaf Canada announced it was making a $75,000 Canadian donation to the nonprofit Athletes for Care aka A4C. Co-founder of A4C Riley Cote was quoted in Forbes saying;
“Athletes For Care promotes viable and sustainable healing solutions for everyone, as well as engages in research initiatives that help validate the powerful healing properties of alternative medicine like cannabis.”
Cannabis is becoming an athletes friend and an option many would choose if they could. Jake Plummer, Lindy Lou Snyder, Eben Britton, Nate Jackson, and Marvin Washington are just a few of the athletes supporting cannabis legalization and activism through A4C.
Sports of All Sorts are Coming Together
A4C is an organization that survives on support from an estimated 90 athlete ambassadors. These athlete ambassadors are compiled from sports such as lacrosse, snowboarding, mixed martial arts, rugby, tennis, volleyball, football, hockey, and many other disciplines. The donation from New Leaf Canada will help A4C develop infrastructure and expand research and education.
Their focus will be health and wellness along with safety topics that are unique to Canada and situations Canadians face. One of the individuals behind creating New Leaf Canada is Ryan VandenBussche. Ryan is a 9-season professional NHL player who played under the likes of teams like the Pittsburgh Penguins, Chicago Blackhawks, and the New York Rangers. Hopefully,, this joint effort between New Leaf and A4C will help athletes everywhere find a little R&R along with a lot of natural healing.