Ross Rebagliati on Legalization, Jeff Sessions and Cannabis as a PED

The former gold medallist on the state of legalization in Canada.

On the second episode of ‘Forward Progress’, host Gord Randall speaks with former Olympic gold medallist and marijuana advocate Ross Rebagliati about what legalization means for athletes, regulation and recovery, and building a cannabis empire.

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Show Notes:

  • On ‘Legacy’ and building a marijuana brand from scratch [2:20]
  • Healthy lifestyles and how athletes can use CBD for recovery [3:15]
  • How the federal and provincial governments have been doing with the rollout [4:00]
  • Bureaucratic red tape and how certain politicians are scared that supporting legalization will hurt their electoral chances [5:38]
  • How the marijuana industry is innovating in Canada [7:00]
  • The misconceptions around the black market for marijuana [10:10]
  • Craft industry and creating your own brand [11:45]
  • On the strong stigma surrounding marijuana [13:00]
  • Pivoting to the cannabis association after Nagano and sharing his positive experience [14:15]
  • On why marijuana is a performance-enhancing, and how it’s no different than water, oxygen or even a banana [15:40]
  • On how he speaks to his kids about cannabis [22:14]
  • The opioid crisis and medical marijuana as an alternative to painkillers. [27:00]
  • On the role race has played in prohibition [31:48]
  • The future of legalization and what comes next [33:16]
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Gord Randall
Gord Randall
Gord Randall is a senior writer and podcast host for Grandstand Central, who is a high school teacher by trade. He is also the lead analyst on “Krown Countdown U” on CHCH TV and In his spare time, he also is the head coach of a high school football program in Vancouver, BC.


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