More runners are turning to marijuana for training, putting various sporting agencies in a tricky position. Illustration: Dennis Yip More runners are turning to marijuana for training, putting various sporting agencies in a tricky position. Illustration: Dennis Yip
More runners are turning to marijuana for training, putting various sporting agencies in a tricky position. Illustration: Dennis Yip
Patrick Blennerhassett
Opinion

Opinion

Patrick Blennerhassett

Is marijuana the new runner’s high? Trail runners in Hong Kong and China talk about the effects of weed on training and competing

Runners are turning to marijuana more as a training aid and potential performance enhancer. So how do runners around the world, and in Hong Kong, navigate the tricky legal landscape?

More runners are turning to marijuana for training, putting various sporting agencies in a tricky position. Illustration: Dennis Yip More runners are turning to marijuana for training, putting various sporting agencies in a tricky position. Illustration: Dennis Yip
More runners are turning to marijuana for training, putting various sporting agencies in a tricky position. Illustration: Dennis Yip
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Patrick Blennerhassett

Patrick Blennerhassett

Patrick Blennerhassett is an award-winning Canadian journalist and four-time published author. He is a Jack Webster Fellowship winner and a British Columbia bestselling novelist. He has covered sport for the Post since 2018.