Runner and author Josiah Hesse smokes marijuana on Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021, at his residence in Denver. Hesse lived a mostly sedentary lifestyle before becoming a runner 10 years ago for mental health benefits. “I knew that cannabis was in every corner of American life. But I didn’t realize not only that it was in sports, but it was seemingly in the majority of professional athletes,” Hesse said. “The most common phrase I heard from athletes across the board was the phrase ‘dialed in’ – to the experience. A kind of myopic focus, where I feel good running and I’m just in each step. I’m not thinking about my training plan. I’m not thinking about anything at work. I’m in the moment.” (Olivia Sun, The Colorado Sun)
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