By now, most sports activities followers know that sprinter Sha’Carri Richardson, who was suspended after a failed drug check, was left off the roster for the Tokyo Olympics. The 21-year-old monitor star was suspended after testing optimistic for marijuana in June of this yr. The most recent controversy surrounds the truth that one other present Olympic athlete, U.S. Soccer Ladies’s Nationwide Staff star Megan Rapinoe, is presently selling a (cannabidiol) CBD-laced product that’s derived from marijuana.
In a letter that Rapinoe despatched to Forbes, she explains why she makes use of CBD.
“CBD has turn out to be a part of my all-natural restoration system that I exploit all through the day to assist with ache and irritation, stabilize my temper and get higher sleep. As an alternative of taking Advil or different ache administration meds, I’ve virtually solely substituted with Mendi CBD merchandise,” Megan Rapinoe wrote by way of e mail.
“I exploit them proper after coaching, pop in a gummy or gel capsule for ache and to calm me down, then one other gummy within the afternoon to calm down, then the night time tincture proper earlier than mattress for higher sleep. It’s really a part of my complete day.”
Though CBD hasn’t been banned from the Olympics, followers on social media discovered it odd that Richardson was suspended as a result of marijuana use, however, one other white athlete is allowed to advertise a component that’s derived from marijuana.
White supremacy is banning Sha’Carri Richardson for smoking weed whereas Megan Rapinoe will get praised for her use of CBD. Extremely harking back to how crack cocaine is infinitely extra closely criminalized than powder cocaine to make sure the disproportionate incarceration of Black folks. https://t.co/nwYBCqd4wT
— Teacher Florence Ashley (@ButNotTheCity) July 23, 2021
Megan Rapinoe can use CBD however Sha’Carri can’t use THC?!
It’s okay for purple-haired, progressive, lesbian White lady to make use of hashish merchandise however not a Black lady?!
— Jenni Thee Libertarian (@theeliberty) July 23, 2021
1 particular person makes use of CBD to enhance their efficiency. One other makes use of THC to calm down.
The 1 who used THC acquired suspended from competing whereas the 1 utilizing CBD to enhance her efficiency is being interviewed in Forbes for her entrepreneurship.
Each come from the identical plant.
Misogynoir, yo. pic.twitter.com/CDKh9iVcls
— She Who Leaves aka TaLynn Kel (@TaLynnKel) July 23, 2021
What’s the distinction between CBD (what Megan Rapinoe makes use of) and THC (what was within the weed that Sha’Carri Richardson used) and why was Sha’Carri banned from the Tokyo Olympics however Megan will get an expansion in Forbes speaking about the advantages of marijuana? pic.twitter.com/eASiecdQem
— ✨MollsisBored✨COMMS OPEN (@MollsisBored) July 25, 2021
Dissatisfied in Megan @mPinoe and her comms workforce who, if nothing else ought to’ve caught the gross optics right here, regardless of the variations btwn THC & CBD. Plainly, hashish regs have been weaponized towards Black folks since ceaselessly & white people have at all times benefitted. #Olympics2021 https://t.co/zpKbAk2bty
— Johnathan S. Perkins 😷 (@JohnathanPerk) July 23, 2021
not olympics banning sha’carri richardson for smoking weed to deal with grief however megan rapinoe is selling cbd on social media. fairly actually the identical factor as white folks proudly owning dispensaries whereas black persons are disproportionately incarcerated for hint quantities of weed https://t.co/yCUYfQtg4N
— ashley (@ashhdavid) July 25, 2021