Tuesday - June 19, 2018

Articles Written By AntonioDeRose

 

Get Healthy for Hemp History Week

June 9th, 2018
Hemp History Week

This weekend, the cannabis community is wrapping up Hemp History Week. What started as a movement to raise awareness and support for industrial hemp has quickly turned into the largest national grassroots effort to restore strong support for industrial hemp farming in the United States. Running June 4-10, this is the 9th annual campaign which brings together “grassroots organizers, leading hemp product manufactures, farmers, and advocates from all walks of life who are working to change federal policy on industrial hemp in the US.” Hemp has so many uses that it’s not only healthy for you,... Read More

Jim Belushi Performing at RoC’s Annual Golf Tournament

May 26th, 2018

Realm of Caring is hosting their 5th Annual Golf Tournament at Bear Dance Golf Club in Larkspur, CO on June 21st and tickets are almost sold out! Bear Dance Golf Club is one of the top clubs in Colorado. With “18 holes of championship golf amidst 753 acres of mountainous terrain and stunning views of the Front Range and surrounding Rocky Mountains, Bear Dance presents generous tree-lined fairways and intricate greens, providing a true mountain golf experience.” You do not want to miss this incredible event so register while you still can! Realm of Caring is a NFP whose mission is to “improve... Read More

5 Reasons the NFL Should Allow Cannabis

May 12th, 2018

The NFL and cannabis has been a hot topic for some time now. With the recent news of the NFL denying a player’s request to use cannabis as medicine, it only seems right we look at five quick reasons the NFL should allow cannabis. The request was made by Mike James, who is a running back for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. James is the very first active player to formally ask to be exempt from the NFL’s no cannabis policy. He put in the request for exemption to treat the number one reason on our list. Chronic Pain Our number one reason cannabis should be allowed in the NFL is to treat chronic... Read More

Top 3 Cannabis Hiking Groups

April 28th, 2018

Cannabis and hiking are a great pair. You get to enjoy being in nature while also consuming a bit of it. The age-old stereotype that cannabis users are lazy is still being debunked. Hikers who consume cannabis are a great example of active stoners. We aren’t inside on the couch. We’re outside on the trail, and we’re not alone. In fact, there are a few organizations putting together cannabis friendly group hikes. Check out the top three cannabis hiking groups below and find out how to join along on one of their cannabis friendly adventures. CannaVenture CannaVenture is first on our list.... Read More

Athletes For Care Speak at NoCo Hemp Expo

April 14th, 2018

The NoCo Hemp Expo hit Loveland, CO last weekend on April 6th and 7th. The largest hemp expo in the world, NoCo partnered with Athletes For Care (A4C) as their NFP benefactor for the incredible two day event. A4C “is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to creating a community where athletes can find support, opportunity and purpose in life after a career in sports.” They “are an organization founded by a group of pro athletes who are uniting as one voice to advocate for research, education, and compassion when addressing important health issues facing athletes and the public at large.” On... Read More

Denver Premieres International Cannabis & Hemp Film Festival

April 7th, 2018

Prepare for Hollyweed as the Colorado International Cannabis & Hemp Film Festival premieres in Denver! Hosted by Infinite Perimeter, the film fest is a 4 day event during 4/20 week. The festival will be showcasing filmmakers who “promote generally positive messages related to cannabis and hemp.” Starting Tuesday, April 17th, and ending with a final celebratory get together on Friday, April 20th (4/20), this event is one of several cannabis and hemp themed film festivals to be premiered in Colorado. I am excited to be one of the judges reviewing the submissions. There have been over 61 so... Read More

Top 5 Organic Hemp Protein Powders

March 24th, 2018

Why is hemp protein so good for you? Well, there are many health benefits of hemp, and below you’ll find the top 5 organic hemp protein powders. You can easily add any of these to your diet for a healthy boost of protein, dietary fiber, minerals, and antioxidants. All of these brands offer a pure organic hemp protein powder, which has a mild taste and nutty like flavor. You can drink it with your favorite plant milk, add it to smoothies, homemade protein or granola bars, and baked goods. Hemp protein powder is made from the seeds of the hemp plant. Hemp seeds have the ideal 3:1 balance of omega... Read More

Hemp Nutrition 101 Fundraiser

March 10th, 2018

Eating healthy isn’t always easy, but it can be easier, and hemp foods can help! Mark your calendars for Sunday, March 25th, as MJFITNUT hosts an educational fundraiser benefiting Realm of Caring at Denver’s own, Urban Sanctuary. Have ever you asked yourself, why is hemp so healthy? Have you ever wanted to know where plant based athletes get protein? Have you considered adding hemp to your diet, but don’t know where to start? Join Cannabis Athletes and the Founders of MJFITNUT, Heather DeRose and myself, as we both give informative speeches on hemp nutrition. Discover the several incredible... Read More

Cannabis Miles for Charity

March 3rd, 2018

With 11 races scheduled this year, including an 8 person Ragnar Relay over 2 days, the MJFITNUT Team will be logging in some serious miles. Each one of those miles spent training and competing will be fueled by cannabis. Does this mean cannabis flower and concentrates, or edibles and topicals? All of the above. Does it also mean hemp seeds, hemp protein powders, and other hemp food products? You bet it does. These routines are that of a cannabis athlete, and the miles cannabis athletes put in could be called cannabis miles. MJFITNUT has committed to donate their cannabis miles to charity, and you... Read More

Tips For Training as a Couple

February 17th, 2018

I train with my wife on a regular basis. We run trails together, hit the gym together, and we take recovery days together. Training as a couple can help you both achieve your goals, and strengthen your relationship. She has pushed me to become faster, and run longer distances. Her encouragement and support have been critical to my improvement. Training as a couple has improved our relationship by opening more communication, and allowing us to learn even more about each other. Learning how to train and compete together has been a process. Here are a few tips I’ve learned to help you train as a... Read More

Who’s Playing High at The Super Bowl?

February 3rd, 2018

    It’s time for the Super Bowl! I wonder how many of the athletes playing are consuming cannabis on a regular basis. Chances are, quite a few. Cannabis and football has been a hot topic over the past few years as more former NFL pros have come out of the green closet to advocate for its use as a medicine. Highlighted in Season 2 of the Netflix show, Disjointed, the Gridiron Cannabis Coalition got to make a public service announcement calling for the use of cannabis over opioids. The Gridiron Cannabis Coalition’s “mission is committed to the evolution of the natural healing elements... Read More

Proud To Be a NORML Athlete!

January 20th, 2018

If you’re a cannabis advocate, you know of NORML. For anyone who doesn’t, NORML is the National Organization For the Reform of Marijuana Laws. Their “mission is to move public opinion sufficiently to legalize the responsible use of marijuana by adults, and to serve as an advocate for consumers to assure they have access to high quality marijuana that is safe, convenient and affordable”.  Although NORML as a group is widely known, less people are aware of NORML Athletics. I’m going to change that, and you can help! I’m very excited to announce that both Heather and I are now official... Read More

Become a 420 Games Sponsored CannAthlete!

January 6th, 2018

  I’m proud to say, in 2017, my wife and I became the first athletes to complete an entire 420 Games National Tour. Heather even took 3rd Place in Seattle, WA, 2nd Place in Portland, OR, and 1st Place in Denver, CO! She is officially the only person to take the podium at three 420 Games races in a single year! For anyone who may not know, The 420 Games is the world’s first athletic event series promoting cannabis. All of the events feature a 4.20 mile course, a beer tasting garden from Lagunitas Brewery, educational speeches and music! From our first 420 Games experience in April, to... Read More

How to Talk to Your Family About Cannabis During the Holidays

December 23rd, 2017

It’s holiday season! That means a lot of you have been visiting family, and some still have family to visit! These family gatherings can be a great opportunity to talk to your family about cannabis. After decades of negative propaganda campaigns, and the failed war on drugs, it’s more important than ever to spread the truth about this plant. You can make a difference by educating your loved ones. Here’s a few tips for having those conversations this holiday season. Ease Into It You don’t need to start immediately exclaiming how great the cannabis plant is, how it has all these benefits,... Read More

Training High – Trail Running in the Mountains

December 9th, 2017

This is my first December on the Front Range of Colorado and I’m thinking someone forgot to tell the weather it’s winter. It has been fairly warm and I’ve taken the opportunity to get out into the mountains to begin training for my upcoming 2018 race schedule. We’re currently finalizing some of the races and in the beginning of the new year, we will be posting our full schedule on mjfitnut.com/events. Until then, I can say I will be committing to complete the entire 2018 La Sportiva Trail Running Series. Consisting of 7 total races spread out from May through September, it’s known as... Read More

The Cannabegrateful Yoga Challenge

November 25th, 2017

I hope everyone had a terrific Thanksgiving. With it being a time when we all reflect on what we’re thankful for, it feels fitting to give some thanks of my own, and to share about my recent experience in The Cannabegrateful Yoga Challange. This Instagram challenge, hosted by Greenlove Denver and Canna_Sam, started on November 13th and lasted for 7 days. Each day there was a specific yoga pose, but the challenge was more than just taking a photo of your practice. The challenge also consisted of digging deeper to share something we were grateful for each day. The yoga pose line up: Day 1- seated... Read More

How 22 Pushups Could Save a Veteran’s Life

November 11th, 2017

It’s Veteran’s Day. This day, we as a nation, have set aside to honor our veterans for their service, their families for their sacrifices, and all those whose live’s have been touched by the tragic effects of war. Many of us have known a family member, friend, or co-worker who has served for our country. My grandfather is a veteran of the US Army who fought in the Korean War. My father is a disabled US Air Force veteran, and I have a very close friend, who I consider a brother, currently serving in the Army, overseas in the Middle East. In my previous life of finance, back in Missouri, I... Read More

Bongs and Barbells

November 4th, 2017

It’s been an exciting year in the cannabis and athletics industry. If you pay attention to the headlines in cannabis industry news publications like Sensi Magazine, Merry Jane, The Cannabist, Dope Magazine, and several others you may have noticed a rise in cannabis athletic related topics. Even many mainstream publications like Vogue are covering the rising industry that is CannaFitness. On top of an increase in news publications surrounding my favorite subject, consuming cannabis as an athlete or for overall health and wellness, there has been a rise in apparel companies promoting cannabis... Read More

Travel like an MVP with High End Transportation

October 28th, 2017

When Heather and I flew out to Portland, OR for The 420 Games we had the experience of a lifetime. Heather took 2nd place in Oregon, and being our first time in Portland, we had a great adventure. As much fun as we had, the highlight of our trip was the ride to and from the airport with High End Transportation. We had the pleasure of riding in the Tesla. Our driver’s name was Toni, who drives the Tesla often enough to be nicknamed, Toni Tesla. She was so nice and friendly. Our conversation made the trip even better, and Toni really made us feel like we were riding with family. The ride was a... Read More

Fighting ALS with Murder and Mystery

October 14th, 2017

I first started learning about cannabis having neuroprotective properties after witnessing my wife have a seizure. Having never witnessed a seizure before, and not knowing how long it would last, or what to do after, it was a frightening experience. As terrifying as it may have been, it was the catalyst which began our research into the medicinal properties of cannabinoids. What I’ve learned since then has been remarkable. The cannabis plant has the potential to help several conditions, and improve the quality of life for those who have been diagnosed with lifelong illnesses, but not all diseases... Read More