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Why Some Athletes Swear By Getting High for a Workout

Going for a run while high on weed might seem counterintuitive, but some athletes are all for it

Illustration by Maria Chimishkyan for Elemental.

Before a long run, Flavie Dokken likes to ingest a capsule or gummy with tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the molecule from the cannabis plant most famous for its psychoactive…

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Christie Aschwanden

Christie Aschwanden

Author of GOOD TO GO: What the Athlete in All of Us Can Learn from the Strange Science of Recovery (Norton, 2019). Twitter: @CragCrest christieaschwanden.com