How will mar­i­juana af­fect the dress­ing room?

Cape Breton Post - - Cannabis / Sports -

If you think it's go­ing to help you be a very pro­duc­tive ath­lete, I don't see how it can … I've never seen a guy smoke weed and study for a math exam — it makes them want to eat Dori­tos and play video games. We've been do­ing the mu­rals about Mi'kmaq sports fig­ures and haven't seen any­thing (cannabis use) around here so far and I don't think it will be a prob­lem around here — the Mem­ber­tou Sport and Well­ness Cen­tre is a place for ath­let­ics and ath­letes, so I don't think it will change af­ter the leg­is­la­tion comes into ef­fect. It's not like an­abolic steroids that en­hance any type of ath­leti­cism. From my ex­pe­ri­ence, mar­i­juana ba­si­cally slows you down or re­laxes you. I'm not sure that would be valu­able in a lot of ath­letic sit­u­a­tions. Maybe to gear up for it, but I don't see it as some­thing that'll be a prob­lem dur­ing games. In a sports locker room I think it could be ben­e­fi­cial for team-build­ing, just get­ting to know your team­mates a lit­tle bit bet­ter. In the as­pect of per­for­mance en­hanc­ing, I don't re­ally think so be­cause it clouds the mind and body. I think peo­ple could sup­ple­ment (sports psy­chol­ogy) with mar­i­juana be­cause mar­i­juana can be a very in­tro­spec­tive kind of drug.

Doyle MacLel­lan, Corn­wall, P.E.I. for­mer per­sonal trainer

Doug Doull, New Glas­gow, N.S. Weeks Jr. A Crush­ers head coach

Dozay Christ­mas, artist, Mem­ber­tou, N.S.

Ernesto Car­ranza, Mir­im­ichi, N.B. for­mer Hol­land Hur­ri­canes run­ning back

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