- J. L. Campbell
Bowl in One! Cannabis and Golf Make the Perfect Pairing
As we look forward to springtime and warmer weather, Missouri medical marijuana card holders may want to consider hitting the links. Marijuana can help manage pain, decrease anxiety, and increase focus - all attributes that may help your golf game.
A Game With a Rich History
Golf, as we know it, originated in Scotland in the 1500s. The first eighteen hole course at St. Andrews has been around since the 1700s. The popularity of the game begun during the industrial revolution when railroads made frequent travel possible, and mass production methods allowed golfing equipment to become much more affordable.
Today, the game of golf is a global phenomenon, played in over 206 countries around the world on more than 38,000 active courses. The game is a great social activity, typically played in groups of two, three, or four. It is adaptable for nearly any skill level, appealing to all ages from children through senior citizens. Golf has never been more popular.
Golf Is Great Exercise - For the Body and Mind
According to a study by the British Journal of Sports Medicine, golf provides participants with moderately intense physical activity and is associated with overall wellness. Some of the benefits of golfing regularly include improvements of cardiovascular, respiratory, and metabolic functions.
Golfing requires a sound mind-body connection, and playing regularly can improve motor skills and coordination. Those who walk an eighteen course will likely exceed the recommended 10,000 daily step count, all while being exposed to nature, which can positively affect mental wellbeing.
Because each hole is different, participants must strategize and focus throughout the game, improving mental acumen. Golf can hone confidence, mental toughness, and emotional intelligence. The combination of physical and mental factors make it one of the most well-rounded activities you can do to improve your overall health.
Get On the Green
For those who are in-the-know about the benefits of cannabis, golf and medical marijuana may be a perfect pair. According to a survey conducted by National Post, 78% of golfers under the age of 35 said they were comfortable with the idea of smoking marijuana on the golf course.
We’re not suggesting you risk getting kicked out of your local country club or golf course by breaking their rules concerning cannabis consumption, but, as long as you are discreet - perhaps enjoying your medicine before hitting the links - you may find that medical marijuana allows you to enjoy golf in an entirely different way.
Many people who suffer from chronic pain find that medical marijuana allows them to get moving, resuming a quality of life they thought they might never see again. For those who are former golfers, this may mean they can finally return to the course.
The conversation surrounding cannabis has even made its way to the PGA, where discussions are in effect on whether or not to stop testing for marijuana in the sport. If those in charge of the sport’s regulations keep an open mind, medicinal cannabis may be able to prolong the careers of some golf pros.
Golf is as much of a mental game as it is a physical one. Studies have shown that cannabis can help increase focus, which is paramount to the sport of golf. A full eighteen hole course can take hours to complete, and anything that can help you prolong your focus is beneficial to playing your best.
Golf is a social game, and if you are someone who suffers from social anxiety, the idea of walking and talking as part of a group during a game that takes several hours may be daunting; cannabis can help with that.
Studies have shown that marijuana can be an effective aid in reducing anxiety, eliminating stress, and exerting a feeling of calmness and overall well being. Cannabis could be the key to helping you relax in those social situations, allowing you to make more meaningful connections on the course.
When It comes to Medical Marijuana - Relief Is Par for the Course!
If you’re ready to join over 138,000 Missouri cannabis patients who are enjoying natural relief, you’ll need a state medical card. And we can help you with that! Our doctors are standing by to take you through a quick and easy evaluation to see if you qualify. Schedule an appointment with a marijuana physician online by CLICKING HERE, or give us a call at (877) 303-3117 to talk to a patient support representative.
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At Missouri Marijuana Card, our mission is helping everyone achieve wellness safely and conveniently through increased access to medical marijuana. Our focus on education, inclusion, and acceptance will reduce the stigma for our patients by providing equal access to timely information and compassionate care.
Call us at (877) 303-3117, or simply book a medical marijuana evaluation to start getting relief you can trust today!
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