Improving Recovery For Athletes Using Cannabis
Improving Recovery For Athletes Using Cannabis with Rachael Rapinoe, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Mendi. Our next guest runs an athlete-built and women-owned company with a mission of improving recovery for all athletes. She continues to apply her expertise in training, competition, and recovery in an effort to better understand the role recovery has in performance and the human body. With her network of influential athletes and passion for competing, she shapes a product line to meet the relevant demand in cannabis and sports. Rachael won an NCAA national championship with the University of Portland in 2005, played pro soccer in Europe in 2010, and eventually retired to pursue her passion in the health and fitness industry.
Leveraging her Masters in Health and Exercise Science from PSU, Rachael went on to build Rapinoe SC — a soccer performance training company & lifestyle apparel brand with her twin, US Soccer star sister, Megan Rapinoe. Rachael Rapinoe wrote an op/ed for Portland Business Journal titled: In a ‘different’ Pride month, representation matters. Mendi set out to convince the masses that CBD could offer athletes a break from addictive pain pills and excruciating recoveries. While there have been reports of professional male athletes who use cannabis, it seems that women in the industry may be a little further behind in their support.
Plant Prophets introduces you to some of the most forward-thinking executives and companies in the cannabis industry Host Vern Davis speaks to those who are at the forefront of creating real companies and creating real career opportunities.