Endurance Exercise Clinical Trial
Influence of Edible Marijuana on Endurance Exercise Performance
Lots of people, including athletes and people who like to exercise regularly, enjoy marijuana. Some people believe marijuana might improve their ability to exercise. There are no recent, up-to-date scientific studies to suggest that this belief is right or wrong. The goal of this study is to determine the influence of marijuana on exercise performance.
The purpose of the proposed project is to provide athletes and the scientific community with data pertaining to the acute influence of edible marijuana on exercise performance, and the physiological responses to standardized exercise. Specifically, we wish to determine: 1. The influence of edible marijuana on cardio-respiratory and metabolic responses to standardized cycle ergometer exercise. 2. The influence of edible marijuana on endurance exercise (time-trial) performance. The investigators wish to determine if edible marijuana, ingested prior to exercise, is ergogenic (improves performance) or ergolytic (decreases performance). We hypothesize that edible marijuana will be ergolytic. ;