The PuraPhy 20 is a ranked list of individuals who fit in different categories who—right now—wield significant influence in the world of hemp oil/CBD be it with consumers, businesses, governmental officials, regulatory agencies or others. PuraPhy believes that to hold genuine power is to have the ability to persuade and influence wide swaths of relevant stakeholders. PuraPhy 20’s categories will include celebrities, politicians, athletes, scientists, influencers and more.
The PuraPhy 20 list below ranks some of the biggest athletes on the planet based on just how influential they are in shaping public opinion about the use of hemp oil/CBD and how it impacts both the exploding industry as well as the sports and pop cultural zeitgeist in the US and beyond. From David Beckham to Rob Gronkowski and from Megan Rapinoe to Paul Pierce, the roster of superstar jocks who use and love CBD is as eclectic as one might expect. And then some.
BY RICHARD PÉREZ-FERIA
Remember, before there was Simone Biles and her insanely, out of this world talent and never-before-seen success as the premier gymnast in recorded history, there was Gabby Douglas, who became the first African American gymnast in Olympic history to win the gold medal as Individual All-Around Champion as well as the first US gymnast to win gold in both the individual all-around and team competitions at the same Olympics.
She has joined MotiveCBD—along fellow Olympian, skiing demigod Bode Miller and other athletes—as a partner and brand ambassador.
“My experiences in using CBD have led me to believe that I could’ve been more pain free throughout my gymnastics career if CBD had been allowed,” Douglas says correctly. “I’m glad athletes across all Olympic sports will now have the opportunity to use these products and hopefully experience their benefits.”
Just because we all became rightfully obsessed with Simone Biles, let’s not forget who laid the groundwork for all that greatness. Thanks, Gabby. Truly.