Cannabiz: Athletes & Marijuana, Cannabis-Infused Sunscreen, and LA's Black Market Crackdown

September 3, 2019
Retired New England Patriots, Rob Gronkowski, recently announced a new career path in CBD. He's not the only athlete getting into the biz. After leading the U.S. women's soccer team to a World Cup title, Megan Rapinoe and her sister announced a line of CBD products aimed to treat pain and aid in recovery. While views on cannabis continue to evolve, the sports world hasn't caught up. Even CBD is still prohibited in the NFL, NBA, MLB and NHL. Former Olympian, Dr. Joanna Zeiger, and now founder of Canna Research Group, joined Cheddar to discuss athletes and cannabis. DIVIOS is entering a new sector of cannabis topicals: sunscreen. Can cannabis help protect skin from the sun? Cheddar's Alyssa Julya Smith caught up with co-founders Davis Mersereau and Nathan Garrison to learn more about cannabis's sun-blocking benefits. LA city officials are making good on their pledge to shut down unlicensed pot shops. Under a new ordinance, the department of water and power has already shut off utilities at 193 illegal dispensaries in the city. Ruben Honig, Executive Director at The United Cannabis Business Association, joined Cheddar to discuss.