• January 18, 2021

No, marijuana does not make you lazy

 No, marijuana does not make you lazy

A new study released by CU Boulder finally concludes what we’ve always wondered. No, marijuana does NOT make you lazy.

The study found that 8 out of 10 marijuana users in states where cannabis is legal partake in the drug shortly before, or after exercise, shattering the belief that marijuana makes people lazy.

Flavie Dokken is an ultra-marathon runner, meaning it’s not uncommon for her to run 30 miles or more in a single day, reported Fox 31 Denver. The army veteran is now a regular user of cannabis, both before, during, and after her runs.

“It’s one of the tools that helps you overcome whatever you need to overcome, whether it’s energy, or pain,” she says.

Researchers at CU surveyed 600 adult marijuana users in California, Colorado, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington, asking if they used cannabis before, and after working out.

82 percent said yes, with an additional 70% of co-users saying it increased their enjoyment of exercise.

Read the rest of the story at Fox 31 Denver.

Peter Marcus

Peter Marcus served as the Senior Statehouse Reporter for the Colorado Springs Gazette where he co-launched ColoradoPolitics.com, covering politics, the governor’s office, the Colorado Legislature, Congress, and federal, state and local governments. He joined in November 2016 from The Durango Herald. The Washington Post twice named Marcus one of the top state-based political and legislative reporters in the nation. He also has won over a dozen awards from the Colorado Press Association. In prior positions, Marcus worked for the Colorado Statesman, a Denver-based political weekly, and The Denver Daily News, a former free daily newspaper in Denver, where he covered City Hall, politics, and had an entertainment column. Before that, Marcus worked for the Longmont Times-Call. An Ithaca College graduate, Marcus studied journalism and creative writing, before moving to Colorado from New York in 2004.

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