Cannabis has been banned from almost every sport. Similar to the previous article on “Brilliant Minds Who Smoked Pot“, this article will show another group of individuals who break through the stigma of the lazy stoner.

While some of these athletes have tried to keep their pot habit a secret others are advocates on marijuana use and legalization.

People may typically think of athletes taking steroids or other performance enhancing drugs however many elite athletes have openly expressed how medical marijuana has helped with pain relief and recovery. Not all strains are created equal and of course some strains might just give athletes that razor sharp focus or creative edge.


Unfortunatley some athletes have been punished for their use while others eventually admitted their use after they retired from sports.

Let’s take a look at 10 elite athletes who have enjoyed marijuana during their career.

1 & 2. Nick & Nate Diaz

It’s hard to name one brother without the other as they’ve both enjoyed fame and success in MMA (mixed martial arts) in addition to being advocates for cannabis. Both brothers have had extensive careers in PRIDE FC, Strikeforce and the UFC. Nick Diaz has fought against some of the top names in UFC history including Anderson Silva, BJ Penn and George St Pierre however in 2013 Nick was banned from the UFC after he tested positive for marijuana use but eventually made his comeback to the UFC in 2015. Nate has won against fighters such as Donald Cerrone, Rory Mcdonald and most notably for his win against Connor McGregor. There are several videos of both brothers enjoying the cannabis culture as seen in the video below.