Elias Theodorou, Pioneer of Medical Marijuana in Sports, Dies at 34 - News Summed Up

Elias Theodorou, Pioneer of Medical Marijuana in Sports, Dies at 34


His brother, Michael, said the cause was colon cancer that had metastasized to his liver. Countless pro athletes are said to use marijuana — for pain, for anxiety, to focus — but most sports prohibit or heavily regulate its use. Theodorou, who suffered from bilateral neuropathy, which caused tingling pain in his hands and arms, didn’t want to be next. Known for his thoughtful, deliberative fighting style, he applied that same approach to his campaign to win permission to use marijuana during training and preparation for a fight. He built his case meticulously, collecting research and statements from doctors and lawyers and documenting his own fruitless efforts to find an already permitted alternative, like opioids.


Source: thestar October 03, 2022 06:54 UTC



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