When Connecticut resident Dan Michaels was working at a medical cannabis company in 2014, he was exploring various strains and soon became interested in documenting “the nuances in all the phenotypes they were considering to scale-up in production,” as he explains in an interview.
A 2019 study out of the University of Michigan found that 44 percent of medical cannabis users stopped taking traditional pharmaceuticals, used less of one, or both. While the combination of medical cannabis and mainstream health care remains a contentious topic, the UM research is one of the first of its kind to honestly investigate that relationship.
For the past five years, Jim McAlpine has watched cannabis and athletics form a strong bond. As the brainchild behind 420 Games, the largest cannabis-focused athletic event in the world, McAlpine is optimistic for where sport and cannabis can take their budding relationship.