Smoking Marijuana and Playing Sports. Does it help?
Often the question comes up. Can Marijuana enhance your level of play on the court, field, ice etc. The answer is really up to you. How is your mind going to handle Cannabis in the brain and soul when you’re playing at fast pace and trying to think about your next play.
When I was 19 I was a pretty good soccer player. Don’t mean to brag but I was pretty damn good. Never in all my years of playing at that time did I think I was smoke a joint or get high before a game. Until one day when I was at home and I was about to leave for my game. I found a joint I had in my car and just lit it up. It was a really nice strain. Cannot remember what it was. Anyways I got to the game 15 mins before the start. I warmed up on the field and realized that I was baked out of my trees!
The whistle blew and the game was under way. Now at first everything was a little overwhelming but after 5 minutes I adjusted to it. I then got confident and asked for the ball. I was thinking about plays 2 steps before and it made me a threat. I was conducting passes and doing things ive never even thought of. I guess that confidence was there and I had an attitude like I didn’t care what anyone was going to think and if I failed then who cares. I played a fantastic game, one of my best ever.
I guess if you smoke it and then get all paranoid or start to think about the worst case scenario then it might not be great for you. Its all how you let the drug take over. However I will say I did do it before a few more games and the same effect was not there. So I haven’t done it since. I did however do it a couple years ago and it was not a great idea. I was slow and confused and not in the best state of mind.
For some, that creativity will stay with them. There has been rumours that NBA basketball players have been known to do it and that they were creative once smoking weed before the game.
I think maybe a sativa would help. Giving you more energy and helping you be more creative would help while your in a game. However I also think that when your younger it is easier to smoke and still have all that energy to play a full game without coughing your lungs out.
Ricky Williams was a running back for the Miami Dolphins who openly smoked weed and eventually was unable to play in the NFL. The National Football Association is very strict with there laws on drugs with the players.
If it helps you and continues to help you then by all means go on and smoke up and play your heart out. If you notice your game is going downhill and you look like me trying to solve a word puzzel in the newspaper then i would stop.