DENVER, December 21, 2021 / PRNewswire-PRWeb / – Elias Theodorou is the first professional athlete to compete and win in United States with a therapeutic use authorization for medical cannabis. At December 18, Theodorou made history with his victory over veteran Bellator Bryan baker at Colorado Combat Club 10, held at the Island Grove Event Center in Greeley, Colorado.
The Mane event dealt the stigma of medical cannabis use in sports a definite blow, defeating Baker by judge’s decision in the night’s headline fight. This victory dispels the idea that professional athletics and medical cannabis are mutually exclusive. True to his commitment to a clean sport, Theodorou did not consume THC for 48 hours before his fight.
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After an entertaining undercard, Theodorou and Baker entered the ring to thunderous applause. Since his release from the UFC in 2018, Theodorou has advocated for medical cannabis in sport – receiving his therapeutic use clearance from the British Columbia Sporting Commission in 2020, and the Colorado Office of Combative Sports and Colorado. Combative Sports Commission in 2021.
With a victory under his belt in ColoradoElias is eagerly awaiting exemptions from competing in other US states, further strengthening his legacy as a cannabis athlete.
“To all the other sportsmen who have the means: to ask for an authorization of use for therapeutic purposes without fear of being stigmatized”, declared Theodorou. “This is just the first step in our journey towards understanding and acceptance.”
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 Leafythings, cubed3biotech, Imagine BC, Planet of the Vapes, GG Poker, USG Fightgear, Storz & Bickel and Erik Magraken, Managing Partner of MacIsaac & Company.
On Elias Theodorou
Elias “The Spartan” Theodorou, is a leading middleweight fighter who, after an impressive 8-3 record during his time in the UFC, has pledged to fight the stigma of medical cannabis in the world. ‘Athletics. In january 2020, he became the first professional athlete to receive a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) for medical cannabis, and the first in the United States do the same in May 2021. 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 ™ . 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.
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