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Thurs Night Fun Run + CBD, Cannabis & Endurance Sports Presentation
September 5, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join us for our weekly community-oriented fun run with 5K/10K options for all levels of runners at 6 p.m., followed by pizza from Savory Cuisines Catering and cold beverages. After the run, we’ll listen to a presentation from longtime Boulder athlete Joanna Zeiger, Ph.D, about cannabidiol, or CBD oil—a non-intoxicating plant-based substance derived from cannabis plants.
Zeiger founded the Canna Research Group in Boulder last year and conducted a survey to begin to understand CBD and THC use among adult athletes. Although THC is legal in seven states (including Colorado), it remains on the WADA/USADA banned substance list, meaning athletes can be suspended if it comes up in a drug test. However, CBD was removed from the list in January and is no longer prohibited. Still, both continue to carry a bit of a hazy stigma. That’s something that Zeiger is trying to help eliminate. A former professional triathlete who competed in the U.S. Olympic Trials for both triathlon and the marathon, Zeiger started using CBD and combinations of CBD and THC after she retired to manage chronic pain and discovered that she wasn’t alone.