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The Healing Touch

May 19th, 2018

I’ve always loved getting massages, but didn’t really understand all of the benefits it can provide. Similarly, when I first consumed cannabis I wasn’t aware of the effects it could positively make for my overall health and wellness. For someone like me who loves massages and cannabis, I jumped on the opportunity to try a cannabis infused massage from Primal Therapeutics while attending the Cannabis Health and Wellness Fair in Denver! After speaking to several cannabis companies who were at the wellness fair, I was offered a massage! Primal Therapeutics was attending and offering on site... 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

Even Spartans Use Cannabis

May 5th, 2018

This weekend I will be joining the MJFITNUT Team in taking on my first Spartan obstacle course! My training for this 3-5 mile race, with 15-20 obstacles, has included cannabis, and I will be consuming cannabis on race day. My teammates for this race are also cannabis users. Joining me is my husband Antonio, and Marie Peel, who is a co-owner of Denver’s 420 friendly transportation service, High End Transportation. Peel is an excellent example of a Spartan who uses cannabis. She is a U.S. Navy Veteran who has completed several Spartan Races. She’s even completed the famed Trifecta. Joining the... 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

A Healthy Hemp Panel

April 21st, 2018

The Terpenes and Testing Magazine World Conference, described as “the most promising and comprehensive cannabis science expo in the United States,” was held April 11-12 in San Jose, CA. This two-day conference was a collection of the top cannabis science experts in the world. It is currently the largest gathering of cannabis science thought leaders on the planet and I feel honored to have been involved. Antonio and I both had the pleasure of participating as panelists on their Hemp Panel. We spoke about how hemp is part of our daily lives as a food source, a natural plant medicine, and how... 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 3 Benefits for Juicing Raw Cannabis

March 31st, 2018

Cannabis can be consumed in several forms. You can smoke it, vape it, eat it, and apply it topically to your skin to be absorbed into the blood stream. One way to take advantage of the health benefits of cannabis is to add the plant to your diet. A lot of people think about eating hemp foods, or hemp protein powder when they think about consuming cannabis for nutrition. Another way, growing in popularity, is to juice raw cannabis leaves like you would any other fruit or vegetable. Health and Wellness The health benefits of juicing raw cannabis come in many forms. First, you have similar nutritional... 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

Self Care Sunday Series

March 17th, 2018

Self care may be the most important concept to overall health and wellness. Now the community in Boulder, CO has another opportunity to care for their body and mind, while incorporating cannabis, mindfulness, and activities that promote growth and self love. Once a month, You Canna Be Well is hosting Self Care Sundays at the Phil Lewis Art Gallery and Studio. Each class will have its own theme, or focus, and will encourage participants to practice self care. I had the pleasure of attending the very first of these Self Care Sundays, which was Defining Your Purpose for 2018. The goal of the event... 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

Cannabis for Seniors

February 24th, 2018

With the legalization of cannabis across more states and the stigma surrounding the plant and its users shifting, so has the demographic of people benefiting from the plant. According to the CDC, Americans aged 55-64 who use marijuana regularly has risen by 455%. Those aged 65 and older has risen by 333% from 2002-2014. Why is this shift occurring and how can seniors benefit from cannabis? We know that each person has their own endocannabinoid system. The endocannabioid system has recently been recognized as the most important modulatory system within the body. It is responsible for regulating... 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

Where Can I Get a Cannabis Massage in Colorado?

February 10th, 2018

Cindy Sovine and her team recently submitted their application to open Utopia, which will be the nation’s first full service cannabis spa. It will be a safe space for cannabis infused yoga and massages. They also plan to carry hemp products for health and beauty, as well as offering meditation, and acupuncture services. I attended the Seven Points World Tour, in Denver, where I had the pleasure of seeing Cindy speak in person. She has a very moving story, and her passion to advocate for the health benefits of cannabis is quite apparent. Although the application was just submitted recently, I’m... 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

7 Cannabis Yoga Classes in Colorado

January 27th, 2018

Bend & Blaze – Denver, CO Held at one of Denver’s top cannabis friendly venues, Cultivated Synergy, Bend & Blaze is taught by local yoga instructor Amanda Hintz. “This All Levels VINYASA pairs an exhilarating workout with one of our favorite plants for a deeper, more connected experience. Expect to free your mind and connect with like-minded friends”. They hold classes 4 days a week and you can sign up here. Break the Stigma Fitness – Wheatridge, CO Recently featured in a viral video on Now This Weed , Break the Stigma Fitness is the world’s first cannabis friendly... 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

CannaFitness: CBD Benefits

January 13th, 2018

Athletes train and fuel their bodies to operate at optimal levels in their sport. CBD is the non psychoactive compound found in cannabis. It is a non toxic, natural option that provides multiple mental and physical benefits. The recent announcement by the WADA (World Anti Doping Agency) to remove CBD from the banned substance list in 2018 provides a safer option to many athletes. With athletes and individuals allowed to consume CBD legally in all 50 states, it is diminishing the stigma surrounding cannabis and its users. It has the potential to provide a better quality of life when provided as... Read More

Is High Times Becoming Clickbait?

January 10th, 2018

What’s up confessioners, confessionistas, confessionalists! I recently decided I needed to make a move in life. I left Steamboat Springs for the college town of Ft Collins, Colorado. It was time for a change, but do not worry, I only changed towns not occupations. At this point, I cannot imagine myself doing anything other than working in the cannabis industry. I have been in training to work in this field since I was fifteen years old, I am not going to leave it now. What am I going to put on a suit and tie and work at some bank? No that is not me, I like the reality of a cannabis dispensary... Read More