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Runner's High by Josiah Hesse

Runner's High

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Runner's High by Josiah Hesse
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Sep 14, 2021 | ISBN 9780593191170

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Advance Praise for Runner’s High

“A stimulating survey of recent changing attitudes toward cannabis use in athletics . . . Hesse is at his best explaining the hypocrisy of criminalizing pot—while other potentially dangerous substances are legal—and how to use it responsibly. This enlightening deep-dive into the benefits of lighting up may even win over skeptics.” Publishers Weekly

“[A] work of advocacy…An eye-opening and potentially mind-expanding read for runners and stoners alike, not to mention the culturally curious.” Kirkus Reviews

“Endurance athletes have long known that the secret to excellence lies in finding joy in their effort. It just so happens that a little weed can turn a slog into pleasure. In his gonzo exploration of weed and athletics, Runner’s High, Josiah Hesse illuminates a sub-culture of stoned runners who are outperforming their square peers, recovering faster, and managing chronic illness with the power of cannabis. If this book doesn’t want you to take a pot gummy and head out on the trails, nothing will.” Scott Carney, author of What Doesn’t Kill Us

Bravo, Josiah Hesse, for writing such a readable, science-based, and enlightening book. Runner’s High clearly dispels the myth of cannabis as a performance-enhancing drug, while revealing its widespread use among elite athletes, simply because it makes exercise more fun! I really enjoyed the book.” Dr. Rav Ivker, author of Cannabis for Chronic Pain

“It’s past time for runners to be more open-minded about cannabis. Josiah has written a fun, informative insider’s guide to the whys and hows of the topic. Highly recommended.” Scott Douglas, contributing writer for Runner’s World and author of The Athlete’s Guide to CBD

“Thank god for this book.” Jessamyn Stanley, author of Every Body Yoga and Yoke

“The trend of fusing cannabis with fitness has been insanely popular for years. It’s high time someone wrote a book about it, and Josiah Hesse is the guy for the job.” Avery Collins, top-ranked ultramarathoner

“Hesse is an earnest and authentic human being who writes well about what he knows with a passion that makes me envious. If I’m writing about the marijuana beat he’d be on my call list for sure.” Corey Hutchins, Colorado journalism reporter for Columbia Journalism Review

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