PuraPhy 20 Athletes 2022: Kerri Walsh Jennnings [beach volleyball], #12

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.


Along with longtime teammate Misty May-Treanor, Kerri Walsh Jennings is, unbelievably, a three-time beach volleyball Olympic gold medalist (she also has a bronze medal). This titanically talented athlete is her sport’s career leader in both victories and winnings.

After decades of grinding on that sand, digging out literally tens of thousands of impossible-to-get strikes, it tends to take a toll on a body. Along fellow US Olympian, Team USA’s two-sport star athlete Lolo Jones, Walsh Jennings has partnered with cbdMD.

“As a mother, I’m a big fan of sleep,” Walsh Jennings said. “Implementing cbdMD’s CBD PM into my routine has improved my sleep and I definitely see a change in my overall well-being.”

I can’t tell you how many nervous moments I’ve had over numerous Summer Games as I rooted the American beach volleyball duo on. I stand in awe of their Michael Phelps-like achievement and am curious to see how CBD consumers heed the champion athlete’s advice. She’s always been a champion for a reason, people.