The First Pro Athlete with a Cannabis Brand Sponsor
Tanner Hall has been a longtime advocate of using cannabis to enrich your life. After winning X-Games Gold Medals and shooting some of the most memorable film segments, it soon became clear that Tanner’s cannabis use was not just a phase, but rather a key to his success. Unfortunately, this has not always been easy – at times resulting in lost sponsors and undue judgment from fans. However, Tanner is no stranger to pushing forward in the name of progress; whether it’s in skiing or smoking, Tanner does it his way. We have rounded up some recent interviews and articles highlighting Tanner Hall's involvement and dedication to redefining the perception of cannabis users. To learn more about his new SKIBOSS collection, click here.
High Times Interview
In this recent interview with High Times Magazine, Tanner addresses when he first started smoking, how cannabis relates to skiing, and how he managed to fight an opiate addiction with cannabis use.
Cannabis Now Interview
In an interview with Cannabis Now Magazine, Tanner speaks out about the ‘lazy pothead’ stereotype and his favorite strains.
CNM: There’s a stigma still with cannabis smokers, but you’re kind of the opposite of the cliché lazy pothead. You’re ambitious and successful.
TH: I think it’s all a mind state. If you set your mind to something, you can pretty much do anything you want. The human body is pretty incredible and the human brain is a pretty powerful muscle. I’m not gonna sit here and say weed doesn’t make you lazy. It does different things to different people. Like me with alcohol, I just go bananas. Other people can drink it. But for me, when I smoke I have so much energy and motivation, instead of being all ADD-brained out where you don’t know which way to start.
CNM: Do you have a favorite go-to strain?
TH: I’m kinda old school. I really like Afgoo. Lately I’ve been smoking some Girl Scout Cookies, they’re really nice… and then when I’m down in Southern California, it’s always Sweet Dream.
The Denver Post Interview
Tanner sat down with the Denver Post to talk about why he didn’t compete at Sochi and the double standard of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).
Hall considered making a run for the Sochi Games but bailed after "all the bureaucratic (expletive).”
"Drugs are stupid, dude. I know that. Let's keep it natural," Hall said. "Under the FIS rules, you can drink as much alcohol as you can, take crazy pills with a prescription. But if you happen to set that little tree on fire and smell it, you're out. Think about that. Big up to Washington and Colorado for leading the charge."
Curious just how much tanner smokes when skiing? In an interview with Freeskier Magazine, he stated;
“Personally, I definitely think it’s safe to smoke and ski. I smoked a joint before just about every competition I did. But everybody reacts different to it.”
Black Rock Originals Press Release
The SKIBOSS Collection bridges the gap between cannabis and athletes.
Black Rock Originals, the cannabis industry’s premier brand for cannabis adventurers, is pleased to announce the sponsorship of legendary professional skier Tanner Hall. This partnership represents the first official relationship between cannabis and active professional athletes.
Hall had been seeking the right cannabis brand to partner with for a pro model smoking kit, and the time has finally come. “There’s so many smokers in skiing and snowboarding, they finally can have a brand they can identify with, that actually wants to work with athletes” says Tanner, a freeskiing pioneer and 7-time X-Games Gold Medalist who has been using cannabis to fuel his success for years. After countless brutal injuries, Hall has opted out of traditional painkillers for the more natural alternative, incorporating cannabis into his skiing, training and recovery regimens.
“The partnership occurred organically,” says Tommy Joyce, Black Rock’s Co-Founder. “Our brand is focused on debunking the lazy stoner stereotype and Tanner has been poking holes in that misconception for decades.”
All of the products were created to suit Hall’s preferences. The Tanner Hall SKIBOSS collection features everything you’ll need to roll a joint, fits neatly inside Black Rock’s signature Safety Case, and can be purchased for $14.95.