Knee injuries forced Olympic sprinter Michael Frater into retirement, but cannabis is helping him get back on his feet

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Sprinter Michael Frater represented Jamaica for more than a decade and was a member of the world record-setting 4×100 metres relay team from the 2012 London Olympics. But about five years ago, his knees started to give him trouble and, eventually, the injuries forced him into retirement, reports SportsMax TV . ‘One can only assume that there is an element of protectionism at play,’ notes report claiming Health Canada is blocking cannabis imports Cannabis activist Gamal Jawara McIntosh, the youngest son of reggae legend Peter Tosh, dead at 40 Could legal psilocybin retreats be coming to North America? Doctors were puzzled by the constant swelling and fluid build-up in the knees of one of the fastest sprinters on Earth. The pain led to Frater relying on a wheelchair as he travelled around the world visiting different specialists. It was Frater’s father, Lindel, who suggested he try cannabis oil. Within a month, the former sprinter said he felt “brand new.” Frater’s success with cannabis pushed him to open 4/20 Sports Therapeutic Bliss, a medical cannabis dispensary, in Kingston, Jamaica. “I started studying a lot about it and realized that a drug that has been taboo for most of my life is really a miracle drug,” Frater said at the grand opening of the store this past weekend. “It’s really a drug that once taken properly with the proper prescription, the medicinal purposes are exponential,” he suggested. Jamaica’s minister of sports, Olivia “Babsy” Grange, helped cut the ribbon with Frater and praised the former Olympian for his new venture, reports the Jamaica Observer . “What is important about what you are doing is that you are not just an athlete who at the end of your active career sits down, folds your arms and waits for something to happen. You have set…

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