David Douglas, MMA Fighter, Uses Medical Cannabis

At a fighting gym in Pleasant Hill, there's a gallon of ointment that was originally developed for horses, although David Douglas uses it to fight.

It's called Xternal and it's his sponsor, which means it will be printed on the gear he'll wear Friday when he fights in the Stockton Arena live on television. It soothes muscles, and allows the 155-pound, 28-year-old, to work out the eight hours daily necessary to bench press three times his weight.
 
It's also made entirely from cannabis, like the seven grams of pot Douglas says he smokes every day.



Xternal is wildly popular among fighters. So is pot: many other fighters aside from Stockton native Nicky Diaz are regular tokers, according to Tarzan (and since he can bench-press 465 pounds, we will not argue).  Diaz expounded upon the many benefits of pot in a 2009 LA Times interview.

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It's believed to be the first time a pot-related balm is being pushed in a major promotion MMA show -- if not all MMA brands (we are, unfortunately, neophytes). It will certainly be the greatest visibility for Hercules Health Center, medical cannabis dispensary that sells Xternal, where Douglas is a collective member.

Pot works wonders for fighters in the same way it heals horses, says Dr. Todd Kaufmann, the resident medicine man at the cooperative. Kaufman has Douglas on the Xternal and on a regimen that includes the hyperbaric chamber taking up a large part of a room in the office suite.


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Ryanm711
Ryanm711

I had the pleasure to meet Tarzan at the Hercules Health Center....This guys is no joke, keep your eyes on this fighter as he'll show everyone what he's all about.

alenna
alenna

I personally LOVE xternal, I use it daily because I wear heels at work everyday so it helps me very much with my sore feet. Its like instantly I feel the tingling in my skin and it soothes my problem areas with ease.. I also enjoy thier edible variety, on top of my miracle spray as I call it HHC is my safe heaven or gold mine as long as im alive and wearing heels!

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