Elias Theodorou takes victory for medical cannabis in professional sport


Elias Theodorou takes victory for medical cannabis in professional sport

The Mane event struck a blow against the stigma of medical cannabis use in sports, defeating Matt Dwyer in a third round decision in the main fight of the night. This convincing victory will help dispel the idea that professional athletics and the use of cannabis for medical purposes are mutually exclusive.

Elias Theodorou, the first professional athlete to compete in North America with a therapeutic use authorization for medical cannabis, made history with his victory over fellow UFC veteran Matt Dwyer at the Rise Fighting Championship 6 , held at the Songhees Wellness Center in Victoria, BC on the last night of March 13.

The Mane event struck a blow against the stigma of medical cannabis use in sports, defeating Matt Dwyer in a third round decision in the flagship fight of the night. This convincing victory will help dispel the idea that professional athletics and the use of cannabis for medical purposes are mutually exclusive. True to his commitment to clean sport, Theodorou did not consume THC for 48 hours before his fight.

Theodorou was able to harness the energy and fire he showed in his 8-3 run in the UFC and the winning ways he established in the Ultimate Fighter TV competition, where he came out on top in 2014. , closing the evening after an entertaining undercard. . Since his release from the UFC in 2018, he has since advocated for medical cannabis in sport – receiving his therapeutic use clearance from the British Columbia Sporting Commission in 2020.

Elias hopes his victory will pave the way for other athletes to also apply for a Therapeutic Use Clearance without fear of being stigmatized, creating a more inclusive and fair world for athletes, personalities and creators. Collaboration with an inclusive and community service such as Imagine British Columbia is only natural – striving to create a more equitable world is a vision shared by the MMA fighter and the platform.

Fans and supporters who missed out on the live fight can still watch it all on ImagineBC.net using the invite code “TheManeEvent” or by following the link bit.ly/2FLenqZ.

Theodorou expresses his sincere gratitude to all of his supporters and sponsors who have helped him continue his anti-stigma mission, as he trains and prepares for his next challenge. Special thanks to Terpwell, Medistik, Hemp energy drink, GG Poker, Coors Organic, SOVRIN extracts, Coffee Grass Angels, US government, Planet of the Vapes, Seed & Stone, PotHub, Storz & Bickle, and Combat Sports Act.

Watch the fight and learn more about Elias’ upcoming projects and his #fightingthestigma initiative by checking out his imaginebc.net/elias-theodorou channel. To find out how ImagineBC helps content creators and consumers monetize their data on a fair digital platform, follow the company on Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram, and visit their website at ImagineBC.net.

About Elias Théodorou

Elias, “The Spartan” Theodorou, is a leading middleweight fighter who amassed an impressive 8-3 record during his time in the UFC. Elias is committed to fighting the stigma of medical cannabis in athletics. In January 2020, he became the first professional athlete to receive a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) for medical cannabis, the first in combat sports or professional sports. Elias transcended the stereotypes of a fighter by using his advertising degree and corporate background in the development, creation and production of personal and corporate brands, including The Mane Event ™, The Ring Boy ™ and Weedbae ™ When Elias is not busy training or competing, he is working on several films and television projects. Elias is committed to using its growth platform to expand its reach beyond MMA and fight for the acceptance of medical cannabis in professional sports. Follow Elias on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

About Imagine BC

ImagineBC is a next-generation media company shaping a new landscape for a better world, empowering both content creators and consumers to unlock monetary value. By creating an open, secure and fair digital community, ImagineBC is championing a new path that allows everyone to participate in the economy of their data and thus ensure that the benefits accrue to everyone, not just to a few. ImagineBC is available in the US and Canada iOS, Android, and web portal. Learn more about Imagine BC by visiting ImagineBC.net.

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