Elias Theodorou: First professional athlete to receive an exemption for medicinal cannabis in the USA | news


TORONTO, May 26, 2021 / PRNewswire-PRWeb / – Elias Theodorou, MMA fighter and medical cannabis advocate, is the first professional athlete to receive a medical exemption for the use of medical cannabis in professional sports The United Statesafter the same success in Canada in 2020. The Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) was recently granted in the EU State of Colorado – the result of years of advocacy and perseverance.

After a DI in Canada In 2020 Elias competed and won as a “cannabis athlete” in March 2021 at the Rise Fighting Championship 6 against Matt Dwyer. He was able to use cannabis to medicate bilateral neuropathy, which led to his struggle – and, coupled with his federally approved and doctor-prescribed drugs, won a dominant victory.

“Professional sports cause many challenges, including injuries and pain. Opioids are readily available and are often encouraged to help with pain problems. As someone with bilateral neuropathy but not interested in opioid use, it is important to continually seek medical attention Advantages of using cannabis and our right as an athlete to be able to use it, “explains Theodorou.

“If that means that I will secure my DOING state by state, country by country, then I will; I will do everything I can to fight the stigma and stand up for all individuals,” he ends defiantly.

Erik MagrakenElias’ legal advisor, managing partner of MacIsaac & Company and martial arts lawyer, said: “This is a precedent that Elias is rightly proud of. He has been fighting the stigma of cannabis in sports and cannabis as medicine for years. American Sports Commission recognizing his medical rights in granting a TUE is a great advancement that can benefit many other athletes. “

Elias thanks his legal advisor, Erik Magrakenand his doctor Dr. Kevin Rod the Toronto Poly Clinic for this incredible achievement, and the Colorado Commission for Honesty, Openness, Hearing, Review and Approval of Elias’ Case.

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Elias, “The Spartan” Theodorou, is a senior middleweight fighter who set an impressive 8-3 record during his time in the UFC. Elias is committed to fighting the stigma of medicinal cannabis in athletics. in the January 2020He was the first professional athlete to receive a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) for medicinal cannabis, the first in martial arts or professional sports. Elias has overcome the stereotypes of a fighter by pouring his advertising degree and corporate experience into the development, creation and production of personal and corporate brands such as The Mane Event ™, The Ring Boy ™ and Weedbae ™ when Elias is not training is or in competition he is working on several films and various TV projects. Elias is determined to leverage its growing platform to expand its reach beyond MMA and fight for the adoption of medical cannabis in professional sports.

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