NBA players and athletes in general often live a grueling lifestyle filled with endless travel, practice, games and much more. That type of activity can certainly take a toll on an athlete’s body not only physically, but also mentally.
In recent years, we’ve seen Cannabis become introduced as an ailment in the medicinal world for athletes. One of the functioning elements of Cannabis, CBD, has been known for its pain and anxiety relieving characteristics. As consuming CBD as medicine continues to spread, former NBA superstar Paul Pierce has launched his own vape pen company for CBD oils. Pierce tweeted the news and announced the launch of his company Vape Vesper.
Proud to announce the launch of my new company @vapevesper a great way for me to intake my cbd oils for chronic pain and anxiety these type of medications should b in allowed in sports as an alternative to pain pills and other issues athletes deal with on a day to day basis
— Paul Pierce (@paulpierce34) October 23, 2018
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— Vape Vesper (@VapeVesper) October 20, 2018
Now 41 years old and years removed from playing professionally, there’s no doubt Paul Pierce still deals with various aches and pains to this day. Though Pierce was a skilled scorer from the perimeter, he didn’t hesitate to mix things up inside during his playing days, likely leading to body aches throughout his 19-year career.
Now an NBA analyst for ESPN, it’s encouraging to see more retired players vouch for the use of CBD in sports. Marijuana and Cannabis have long been known solely for their recreational use, but giving it a real shot as a legitimate medication is long overdue.
Hopefully, an esteemed player and future Hall-of-Famer such as Paul Pierce advocating for its use can shine even more of a spotlight on the usefulness of CBD oils in the sports world moving forward.