US Soccer star Megan Rapinoe advocates CBD use for pain relief and management
The soccer star, Megan Rapinoe, has always been an advocate for noble social justice causes. For years, Rapinoe and her fellow U.S. Women’s National Soccer (USWNT) team mates have filed class action lawsuits against the U.S. Soccer association over equal pay and gender discrimination, despite having a strong performance records.
The USWNT has been remarkable in the last decade, and co-captain and forward Megan Rapinoe has been the anchor to that success. Recently in June 2019, Rapinoe led the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team to a World Cup title, where she also brought home a Golden Boot award for scoring the most goals.
Now off-the-field and retired, Megan and her sister Rachael Rapinoe, recently soft launched a CBD company specifically designed to provide athletes with CBD products to treat pain from sports related injuries. Rapinoe believes in the power of CBD – and she’s not alone. Sports superstars like Rob Gronkowski, Bubba Watson, Phil Mickelson, and Joe Montana all vouch for natural pain relief options in comparison to what their respective leagues currently allow.
“I think it’s been widely known and proven that the management doesn’t always have the best interest of the individual athlete at their hands, […] we feel discriminated against and not treated fairly or equitably, [and] you can see that with the NFL players, they’ve had an opioid crisis for a long time, concussion results of those CTE tests were hidden from the players for a long time, opioid abuse is rampant in the NFL,” exclaimed Megan Rapinoe.