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The New Runner’s High: How Smoking Weed Affects Your Running

Pot is pretty popular these days, and becoming more so every year as the push toward nationwide legalization inches forward. But while the culture and stereotypes surrounding weed are evolving, the effects of marijuana are still being studied—even as the way people are using the drug change. Consider this example: The more than 500 people recently ran a 5K in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park as a part of the annual 420 Games—and half of them had (legally) used marijuana in some form before the event. The 420 Games, a series of athletic events were, according to the games’ promoters, established “to show that cannabis users are not lazy, unmotivated, or ‘stoners’ and to de-stigmatize the millions who use cannabis in a healthy and responsible lifestyle.” Read more »

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