Skip to content

Book List: 5 Must-Read Books About Cannabis for Athletes and Active People

  • by Alfonso Colasuonno
According to former Duke University and Chicago Bulls star Jay Williams, approximately 75 to 80 percent of NBA players use cannabis, despite it being banned by the league.

Like Williams, many athletes across sports have turned to cannabis for alleviating pain in place of treatment protocols that have the potential for dangerous side effects and addiction.

However, you don’t have to be a collegiate or professional athlete to benefit from cannabis.

Whether you’re a gym rat, weekend warrior, or someone who made a New Year’s resolution to wipe the dust off your Nikes, cannabis can be a welcome addition to your fitness regimen.

To learn more about how cannabis can benefit athletes and those who love the outdoors, we strongly recommend that you read these five books.

5 Essential Books About Cannabis For Athletes and Active People

Wow! Working out on weed | Goldleaf

WOW! Working Out on Weed: The Medical Marijuana Patients Exercise Prescription by Keena Kelli, MS

A perfect choice for patients seeking to jump start an exercise routine to supplement the health-promoting properties of medical cannabis.

Athletes guide to cbd

The Athlete’s Guide to CBD: Treat Pain and Inflammation, Maximize Recovery, and Sleep Better Naturally by Scott Douglas

With a foreword from NFL legend Tiki Barber, Douglas provides a practical resource for any athlete or active person curious about cannabidiol, yet unsure how to navigate the sea of information about CBD.

Plants performance and the endocannabinoid system

Plants, Performance and the Endocannabinoid System: 21st Century Sports Medicine by Don McLaughlin & Doug Brown

Supported by both scientific research and the personal stories of top athletes, McLaughlin and Brown provide a framework for CBD’s potential to improve athletic performance and accelerate recovery from injuries.

Guide to CBD oil for athletes

The Perfect Guide to CBD Oil for Athletes by Vincent Ellwood

Ellwood details why CBD is not only an effective method of pain management for athletes, but also one without the severe risks associated with alternative forms of pain relief.

Stoner survival

Stoner Survival: A CannaVenture® Field Guide by Ben Owens

If you need to brush up on survival skills, this book is for you; it covers everything outdoor exploration-related for cannabis enthusiasts who enjoy camping, hiking, and adventuring.


We’re confident that these books will be valuable teaching tools to help you learn about cannabis’ potential for active people.

If you’d like to know more about the effectiveness of cannabis versus opioids for pain management, click here.

Tagged with: Book Lists Wellness

Older Post Newer Post