Wana Brands, America’s No. 1 selling edibles producer according to BDS Analytics, is continuing its partnership with ultra-marathon runner Flavie Dokken. The Colorado-based endurance athlete utilizes the health benefits of cannabis as a natural alternative for recovery and pain relief among the athletic community and beyond.
“Having already utilized cannabis for recovery and pain relief before becoming a Wana Brand Athlete, I am thrilled to continue our relationship for a second year,” Dokken said. “Being a Wana ambassador has been immensely rewarding. I want to educate more people on how cannabis can improve the quality of their workout. It has certainly helped me be a better athlete.”
Flavie Dokken’s Impressive Achievements
A former bodybuilder and a U.S. Army Veteran, Dokken’s many competitive accomplishments include completing multiple marathons and ultramarathons such as placing 3rd in the Running Up For Air – Colorado on March 9 after running up and down Granite Peak for three hours and three loops for a total 2,700 foot gain and 9.3 miles. Additionally, Dokken came in 4th out of 110 runners in the Mad Moose Pueblo Half Marathon in February, which she completed in under 1 hour and 35 minutes.
Dokken will run as a Wana Athlete brand ambassador in 2019 events including Collegiate Peaks Trail Run (May 4, Buena Vista, Colorado); Speedgoat 50K (July 20, Alta, Utah); Run the Rut 50K (Sept. 1, Big Sky, Montana); and the Mad Moose Sage Burner Trail Race 28K (Oct. 26, Gunnison CO). While Dokken isn’t running and enjoying the outdoors, she’s a Retail Account Manager at cannabis data provider BDS Analytics.
Potential Benefits for Recovery and Training
Many athletes have found that marijuana can be used as a compliment to their training and recovery programs, and it provides symptom relief without the negative side effects that painkillers and prescription drugs can have. It has been reported that Indica strains rich in CBD help athletes with pain management, relaxation, decreased anxiety and improved sleep quality.
“Resiliency. Honesty. Integrity. Respect. Optimism. Emotional Intelligence. Creativity. Transparency. Directness. These are our values and reflect Flavie’s values – which were made all the more tangible over the past year,” said Nancy Whiteman, Founder and CEO of Wana Brands. “She knows first-hand how cannabis is a tool for recovery, and she authentically advocates for the use of cannabis as a natural remedy among athletes and exercise enthusiasts alike.”
A Rising Trend in the Athletic Community
While cannabis has traditionally been associated with ‘stoner‘ culture, ever since the World Anti-Doping Agency, a.k.a. WADA, removed CBD from its prohibited substance list, it has started to change the stigma surrounding cannabis for athletes.
As cannabis becomes even more mainstream, an increasing number of athletes are advocating for the use of the herb as a safe and natural alternative. As a Wana Athlete brand ambassador, Dokken exemplifies how cannabis can be used as an aid in recovery. Together, Wana Brands and Dokken will continue to work to educate the athletic community and beyond on how cannabis can elevate their experience and allow them to enjoy their passion to the fullest extent.
Wana Brands products have clear and consistent packaging and dosages, offering athletes a regimented and dependable way to consume cannabinoids.
Their popular products are currently available in Colorado, Arizona, Oregon, Nevada, Michigan, and Illinois. Additionally, Wana Brands is onboarding in Florida and Ohio and expects to enter California, Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Oklahoma, Missouri, Massachusetts, New Jersey and internationally in Canada by 2020.
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