Rob’s journey to medical cannabis began following his career in professional hockey. At a young age, Rob joined major junior hockey club, and current 2016 Memorial Cup champions, the London Knights. A few years later, at the age of 19, he was invited to the St Louis Blues Training Camp. Rob retired from minor professional hockey in 2004-05 with The Rockford Icehogs – a minor league team for the NHL’s Chicago Blackhawks. The following story was written in February 2016 in the Globe and Mail, called “One Last Fight” by NHL Sports Writer James Mirtle. Canada’s favourite sport is a rough one and the violence, trauma and injuries took a toll on Rob. He’s since been diagnosed with traumatic brain injury, Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE), Dystonia, Parkinson’s, Major Depressive Disorder, and anxiety from chronic pain.
Cannabis has become a key component in the treatment of these diagnoses and pain management so that Rob can continue to be a voice for the organizations that mean so much, to so many. In addition to his work with Medicinal My Way, Rob advocates for the immediate removal of “fighting” from major junior hockey.