Why Smoking Marijuana Can Make Your Asthma Worse Smoking may seem counterintuitive if you have a respiratory health condition like asthma, but according to a recent survey published in Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, 50% of regular marijuana consumers that have uncontrolled asthma are smoking it — and only a small number of doctors are asking their patients about it. “We also found that people with asthma are not routinely being asked or advised by their physician about cannabis and how they are consuming it,” according to Joanna Zeiger, Ph.D., lead investigator of the report (via News Medical Life Sciences). 

6 Professional athletes who use cannabis An illustrative example of an athlete using weed for treatment is Joanna Zeiger – a professional triathlete and an Olympic champion, who endured a life-changing trauma during the 2009 Ironman World Championship in Florida. She ended up with a collarbone fraction and nerve damage in her rib cage, resulting in chronic pain and autoinflammation. Thus, Zeiger has found a remedy in marijuana use for severe pain. Zeiger is also behind the Canna Research Group, launched in 2018, conducting studies of cannabis use for pain relief.

Doctors’ knowledge, attitudes about cannabis impact allergy treatment Knowledge about and attitudes toward cannabis use vary among allergists, with significant impacts on the way these clinicians approach the care of those who use it, according to a study published in Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology.

Meet Joanna Zeiger From CanvasRebel: We were lucky to catch up with Joanna Zeiger recently and have shared our conversation.

The Evolving Study of Cannabis Allergies The AAAAI 2022 meeting featured a session on “Allergic Disease Triggered by Cannabis Production and Consumption.” William Silvers, MD, addressed “Exposures in Marijuana Grow Operations and Stores. ”The “Spectrum of Allergic Disease” was presented by Ine Decuyper MD PhD, from University of Antwerp, Belgium. Karin Pacheco MD MSPH, from the National Jewish Health in Denver, discussed “Establishing the Diagnosis of Cannabis Allergy”

Does cannabis improve athletic performance? What pro athletes have to say on the question determining marijuana’s place in sports Joanna Zeiger and other current and former professional athletes discuss how cannabis has helped them.

AS MORE ATHLETES USE CANNABIS FOR ACHES AND PAIN, THERE’S MORE WE NEED TO KNOW Epidemiologist and former Olympic triathlete Joanna Zeiger is breaking barriers in cannabis research for pain and recovery treatment. She knows firsthand its potential for relief.

Suspension of Olympic Hopeful Sha’Carri Richardson Condemned by Athletes, Highlights Archaic Cannabis Rules Joanna Zeiger, Statement made by Joanna Zeiger on the Sha’Carri Richardson THC positive in 69 News WFMZTV

One in Five Allergy/Asthma Patients Report Cannabis Use Less than half of physicians ask allergy and asthma patients about cannabis use, according to a study published online Jan. 16 in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.

Asthma Users Weight Positives, Negatives for Cannabis Use “While a minority of AAN respondents currently use the product, there were some positives, as well as adverse reactions to cannabis use. Most common positive cannabis effects were helps with sleep, less pain, and calm and most common cannabis adverse effects were increased appetite, anxiety, and difficulty concentrating,” the authors wrote. “Education regarding cannabis use, both its positive and adverse effects, should be discussed with patients, as well finding the safest route of administration.”

Can Cannabis Improve Your Workout? “More information comes from the Athlete PEACE Survey, which collected responses from more than 1,100 self-identified athletes recruited via social media and email blasts. The results, published on PLOS One in 2019, found that 26% of the athletes who responded were current users of cannabis.”

Press release for the AAN (Allergy & Asthma Network) PEACE (Pain, Exercise, and Cannabis Experience) Survey Study

Meet Joanna Zeiger: CEO of Canna Research Foundation, cannabis epidemiologist, coach for endurance athletes via Race Ready Coaching in Shoutout Colorado

Cannabis use in active athletes in The Canadian Journal of Medical Cannabis

As more pro athletes use cannabis for aches and pain, the more they run afoul of rules in The Washington Post

Sports: The Role of Cannabis in Athletics in CRx Magazine

Are Natural Painkiller Better than OTC Meds? in Podium Runner

CBD is Revolutionizing How Athletes Recover in NatuRx

Meet Joanna Zeiger in VoyagerDenver

Cannabis Health Impacts On Athletes For Pain Relief Examined By Colorado-Based Researchers in Times of CBD

Colorado Researchers Study Cannabis and Athletes in Westword

Colorado study looks into the effects of cannabis use among athletes in CannaBiz Daily

CBD for Athletes: What Is It? Does It Work? Is It Doping? in Triathlete Magazine

Active athletes use cannabis for pain and well-being in Cannabis Business Executives

How You Can Work on Mental Toughness All the Time in Inverse

Former Olympian Finds Doctors Can Learn Lots from Athletes in Strainprint Blog

Survey suggests athletes use cannabis for pain in OnDenver

Why athletes are turning to plant medicine – Go Fire

CBD for Athletes: An Interview with Dr. Joanna Zeiger in Carmichael Training Systems

No, Cannabis Does Not Do All Things For All People Op-ed by Joanna Zeiger in Cannabis Business Executive

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