Pro-Skier Tanner Hall Has an Exciting Cannabis Partnership
Tanner Hall strapped on his first skis at the tender age of three and hasn't looked back since. Having won many different titles, Tanner is a franchise in his own and a role model for many aspiring young skiers. He is best known for doing something new each time he is in action and recently, he has announced his partnership with a cannabis brand. Partnering with Black Rock Originals, this is the second official relationship between a cannabis brand and an active professional athlete.
The duo has recently launched the Tanner Hall Ski Boss Collection. This brand new and unique collection includes a lighter, grinder, and rolling papers. To mark the special occasion, Tanner said, “There are so many smokers in skiing and snowboarding. They finally can have a brand name to identify with, you know, that actually wants to work with athletes.” The news came as a surprise to many but those who follow sports and news related to athletes were prepared for it. In an interview a couple of months back, Tanner said that he was interested in coming up with his own strain.
With this partnership, Tanner became the first skier and overall second active professional athlete after Avery Collins to be sponsored by a cannabis company. This move is being referred as unprecedented simply because of the fact that in the top stages of a career of a skier, it is previously unheard of to accept outright sponsorship from a cannabis brand.
The brand sponsoring Tanner is widely known as an anti-stereotypical cannabis company. They promote a series of online videos showing athletic people using cannabis. The company has a huge fan following and it is widely supported by a lot of retired athletes as well. Many athletes have given testimonials about the useful effects of cannabis in sports.
Tanner Hall is also of the view that cannabis can be beneficial for improving the athletic performance. The proof, he says, is in his trophy case: he was on “Chron,” as he prefers to call weed, when he won each of his medals. “I used it when I competed at the X Games”. He believes that cannabis helps him cope with anxiety and stress and also acts as a pain relieving agent. Tanner further said, “If you’ve ever skied on a powder day, you know you’re going to stop in the trees at least two or three times a day to smoke a joint because of how good the snow is and how good a day it is. It brings you and your friends together. You give thanks to the mountain and the day and have a little meditation and just keep on ripping. It’s been a part of skiing for a long time.”
Some people and fans are of the view that this is not a good move by Tanner because many young kids admire athletes while some have the opposite view. We at Herban Planet hope Tanner Hall and Avery Collins are just the first in a long line of professional athletes who’ll partner with cannabis companies, because there's nothing about adult recreational cannabis use that makes you an unfit role model!