“Former NHL enforcer Riley Cote in Toronto to promote cannabis as a tool to help all people.” – Sean Fitz-Gerald.


Sean Fitz-Gerald, a Journalist for The Athletic Toronto Media Company and attendee of the September 10th Luncheon with the Original 6, writes about Riley Cote’s mission to increase awareness about medicinal cannabis.

“It’s no joke,” Cote explains. “All I want to do here today is share my story with you, my experience with you, and just offer this healing tool -at the very least, for you guys to go home and do your own research.”

After retiring from the Philadelphia Flyers, Cote became a founder of Athletes for Care, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to creating a community where athletes can find support, opportunity and purpose in life after a career in sports, as well as an Ambassador for Medicinal My way. His goal, as explained in Fitz-Gerald’s article, is to spread awareness about the benefits of medicinal cannabis especially in regards to Athletes.

“Recreational cannabis will become legal in Canada on Oct. 17th, but that does not guarantee professional sports leagues will soften rules governing its use” as a medical treatment. Athletes all around the world are struggling with chronic pain and insomnia because they are not allowed to use medicinal cannabis to treat their conditions. It forces athletes to turn to highly addictive prescribed medications, self-medicate with other substances, or live in suffering. This is not fair!

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