The stigma around cannabis and a lack of medical evidence are making professional athletes reluctant to champion CBD as a treatment for pain, according to two retired sports stars.

Former professional soccer player and co-founder and CEO of CBD brand Mendi, Rachael Rapinoe, told delegates at Prohibition Partners Live that education and medical research are key if the industry is to progress.

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Prior to launching Cannabiz, Martin was co-founder and CEO of Asia-Pac’s leading B2B media and marketing information brand Mumbrella, overseeing its sale to Diversified Communications in 2017. A journalist...

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