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Meet the Olympic gold medalist snowboarder who’s now pioneering in the legal cannabis industry

Virgin Media

February 2018

The gold medal was reinstated and in recent years The World Anti-Doping Agency changed the threshold of THC in an athlete’s system from 15 nanograms per millilitre to 150 nanograms per millilitre. Cannabis across the globe is undergoing some reforms.

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Ross Rebagliati tells his story 20 years after Olympic controversy

Yahoo News

February 2018

Then it was radio silence, the buzzer begins beeping down and I just pull out of the start gate as hard as I ever have before. My plan was basically to go straight on the top of the course, so for the first 15 to 20 gates you can see I’m turning, but if you watch the other guys their turns were much loopier than mine. I went straight for each gate and I didn’t turn — I was just doing 90 degree corners and then aiming for the next gate.

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This is the TSN Original – Higher Ground with Michael Farber.

TSN (Video)

February 2018

Two decades after becoming the first Olympic snowboard champion in Nagano, Japan, Ross Rebagliati is trying to transform his cannabis notoriety into gold.

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Le snowboarder Ross Rebagliati, toujours mêlé au pot

La Presse

February 2018

Le snowboarder Ross Rebagliati est aujourd’hui à la tête d’une entreprise qui commercialise du pot sous la marque Ross’ Gold – un clin d’oeil à la fameuse médaille d’or que le Comité international olympique (CIO) lui avait retirée aux Jeux de Nagano.

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cannabis is now banned by the World Anti Doping Agency

BBC (Radio)

February 2018

Twenty years on, cannabis is now banned by the World Anti Doping Agency for use in competitions, although a cannabis compound is allowed. As for Rebagliati, he’s now an advocate for what he sees as the responsible use of the drug.

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Olympic Snowboarder Ross Rebagliati’s Tips For A Successful Sesh On The Slopes

Civilized

February 2018

If you’ve ever thought about toking on the slopes, you’d better be prepared before you strap on your skis or snowboard. That’s the advice we got from Olympic Snowboarder Ross Rebagliati, who won gold for Canada at the 1998 Winter Games in Nagano and caused controversy by becoming the first Olympian to come out of the cannabis closet.

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Ross Rebagliati: An Olympic Champion’s Ride With Cannabis

HelloMD

February 2018

Ross is the face behind Ross’ Gold, a cannabis lifestyle brand that includes a dispensary franchise. Now a vocal marijuana advocate, the 46-year-old says he uses the plant in its various forms for a multitude of purposes. When asked how he came to cannabis, he replies: “Cannabis came to me.”

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Television segment aired Nationally

CBC National

February 2018

Ross Rebagliati’s ‘wild ride’ from Olympic podium to pot merchant

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Olympian Ross Rebagliati advocates for cannabis as mental performance enhancer

CBC Radio

February 2018

Rebagliati has started Ross’ Gold, a dispensary franchise that promotes medical and recreational marijuana for athletes.

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Canadians Who Smoke Weed Could Be Banned From Entering US

High Times

February 2018

Despite marijuana’s surge in popularity, there are still serious consequences to getting high. Today, Canadians who smoke weed could be banned from entering US. If a border patrol agent asks you if you smoke weed, they can bar you from entering the country.

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Olympian Ross Rebagliati on Pot, Fame, and Smoking Joints With Keith Richards.

Grandstand central

February 2018

‘I had Senators say ‘You shouldn’t be using your medal for stuff like this’, and I’m like, ‘Don’t start telling me what I need to do with with my gold medal.’

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Calgary researchers investigate effect of second-hand pot smoke

CTV News

Friday, December 1, 2017

Exposures as little at 15 minutes, depending on the THC concentration of the marijuana itself, as well as the number of joints being smoked and passed around, and the ventilation of the area you’re in can lead to THC being found in your blood and urine at rates that would fail regular blood tests,” said Fiona Clement, who worked on the study. She says that the results of the study could end up avoiding some serious sports scandals, like the one that involved snowboarder Ross Rebagliati in 1998.

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THC Live is Canada’s weekly cannabis conversation

THC Live

October 26, 2017

Watch the Oct 26th episode of #THCLive. Olympic gold medalist and cannabis advocate Ross Rebagliati joins us plus we talk US border security with immigration lawyer Len Saunders.

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Can marijuana help make us better athletes?

Globe and Mail

October 12, 2017

Generally speaking, performance-enhancing drugs fall into two categories: performance aids that increase an athlete’s ability during competition or training, and recovery aids that assist in the healing process after the fact. Marijuana sits squarely between the two ends of the spectrum. The effect largely depends upon the strain, or breed, of the plant.

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Freedom Leaf Special Report: The Greening of Sports

Freedom Leaf

September 22, 2017

Olympic athletes, who are heavily drug-tested, have to be especially careful. Even being around secondhand cannabis smoke can get you in trouble, as Canadian snowboarder Ross Rebagliati discovered during the 1998 Winter Games in Nagano, Japan. His men’s snowboarding gold medal was rescinded after his blood test came back positive for THC, but Rebagliati was able to convince the officials that he hadn’t actually smoked but was only around it; they accepted his explanation and returned the medal.

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Olympian Ross Rebagliati: ‘The Idea That There’s A Difference Between Medical And Recreational Pot Is wrong’

Civilized

September 1, 2017

He added that the only real difference between the two involves the regulations around how they’re grown. Unlike the average consumer, medical cannabis patients need a product cultivated in sterile conditions in case they have compromised immune systems.  “It’s just the environments that they’re grown in,” he explained. “And I agree – a hospital that’s caring for people that are susceptible to infection should be getting their weed from somewhere like that. And in my opinion, it should be hospitals growing their own weed in facilities that meet their standards and not leaving it up to corporate guys who have no idea about weed.”

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 ‘I Can’t Imagine A Better Legacy As An Olympian Than To Carry The Cannabis Torch’: Snowboarder Ross Rebagliati

Civilized

August 17, 2017

“I’m proud to be the guy to take the hit for that,” Rebagliati recently told Civilized. “I feel that I represent tens of thousands of Canadians and citizens of the world that have unjustly paid different dues because of their cannabis use or their association with it. And I’m honored. Honestly, I love cannabis and I love the cannabis industry so much that I couldn’t be more honored not to be allowed into the States. To be that guy is a huge privilege. I thank my lucky stars every day that I tested positive for weed at the Olympics. I can’t imagine a better legacy for me as an Olympian than to carry the cannabis torch – to bear the cannabis flag.”

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REMOVING THE CANNABIS OF DOPING PRODUCTS?

Siver Times

August 16, 2017

The threshold accepted for cannabis in competition had been relaxed after the case of the skateboarder, Canadian Ross Rebagliati in 1998.  Canada’s elite athletes smoke, eat, and invest in marijuana. And that to say of a poff, before arriving at the start of a competition?

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Canada’s elite athletes are smoking, eating and investing in pot

CBC Sports

August 15, 2017

An informal survey of Canadian athletes planning to compete at the PyeongChang Olympics in February produced a variety of opinions, ranging from keeping marijuana on the prohibited list to removing it when it becomes legal at home.

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Canadian athletes enter tricky doping landscape with pending legalization of marijuana

National Post

August 15, 2017

Canada’s elite athletes are smoking, eating and investing in marijuana. Is a toke before stepping to the start line far off?

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Cannabis could provide athletes suffering from inflammation with relief

Georgia Strait

August 9, 2017

For athletes and those who follow a strict exercise regimen, reducing inflammation can be key to increasing performance and stamina.  While scientists await more concrete data, athletes of all levels have looked to cannabis, albeit quietly, for relief for years.

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One on One with Ross Rebagliati (Video)

 NewLeaf TV

June 2, 2017

NewLeaf TV had the chance to sit with Olympic Gold medalist Ross Rebagliati, and discuss his cannabis brand Ross’ Gold..

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Budding cannabis industry scores high-profile fans

Toronto Star

April 22 2017

Olympic gold medallist Ross Rebagliati and former NBA star Rick Barry offered weed endorsements at the O’Cannabiz Conference and Expo in Toronto, focusing on business opportunities in an exploding industry.

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Think Cannabis Limits Your Athletic Ability? These Sports Stars Dispel That Myth

Leafly

April, 2017

Since winning the gold, Rebagliati has spent much of his time advocating that cannabis can be a part of a healthy, active lifestyle. More recently, he founded Ross’ Gold, a licensed producer of medical marijuana in Canada

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