Elias Theodorou wins US victory for medical cannabis in professional sport
Event Mane Elias Theodorou dealt a definitive blow to the stigma surrounding the use of medical cannabis in sports, defeating Bryan Baker by judge’s ruling. This victory dispels the idea that professional athletics and medical cannabis are mutually exclusive.
December 21, 2021
Elias Theodorou is the first professional athlete to compete and win in the United States with a Therapeutic Use Exemption for medical cannabis. On December 18, Theodorou made history with his victory over Bellator veteran Bryan Baker at Colorado Combat Club 10, held at the Island Grove Event Center in Greeley, Colorado.
The Mane event dealt a definitive blow to the stigma surrounding the use of medical cannabis in sports, defeating Baker by judge’s decision in the headline fight of the night. This victory dispels the idea that professional athletics and medical cannabis are mutually exclusive. True to his commitment to clean sport, Theodorou did not consume THC for 48 hours before his fight.
The event is commemorated by a Exclusive AR NFT for sale on the New World platform, immortalizing the “punch” against stigma in professional athletics.
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 win under his belt in Colorado, Elias is eager to secure exemptions for competing in other US states, further strengthening his legacy as a cannabis athlete.
“To all the other sportsmen having the means to do it: 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.
About Elias Théodorou
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 to do so in May 2021. Elias has transcended stereotypes of a fighter by using his diploma in advertising. and corporate experience 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 to fight for the acceptance of medical cannabis in professional sports. Follow Elias on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
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