Former female NBA basketballer Lauren Jackson overcame prescription painkiller use with medical cannabis

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Lauren Jackson, the first Australian who was sworn into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, continues making the athletic news headlines even after ending her professional career with the WNBA’s Seattle Storm. A mother of two boys, the acclaimed female basketball player managed to bag three most valuable player (MVP) awards and seven National Basketball Association (NBA) all-star appearances throughout her career. Jackson, like many other NBA sports stars, endured many injuries during her time playing for the WNBA’s Seattle Storm (1997–2016). In an attempt to stay in good shape, she underwent numerous surgeries and was prescribed mounds of painkillers. Eventually, a degenerative knee injury forced Jackson to retire early. Fortunately, the Australian female basketball player told NBC reporters that she has since successfully managed to relieve chronic pain and quit over-the-counter (OTC) painkillers with medical cannabis. “It has been incredible. I’ve been open about my battle with prescription medication during my career and when I retired, I went off everything because I wanted to raise my kids and just be the very best version of myself,” Jackson said during the recent interview.  According to Jackson, medicinal-grade cannabis has helped her immensely to the point where she can comfortably train again, not to mention resume an active lifestyle with her sons. “It’s something I personally believe in because of how my body has handled it. I just want to help get the message out there and hopefully help change people’s lives,” she added. Female basketball player Jackson is helping to raise awareness about medical cannabis in sports Following an outstanding career as a basketball player for the WNBA’s Seattle Storm, Jackson was left enduring chronic back, hip and knee pain. Since learning of cannabis’ suitability as a treatment option, the blonde Hall of Famer is intent on sharing her…

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