Sports Cannabis Community

Matthew Nielsen

We have the absolute pleasure of introducing the newest addition to the Sports Cannabis Team, Matthew Nielsen.  With his deep background in Graphic Design, Illustration and more, Matt has joined on as a creative content contributor in an effort to create stunning visuals, break the stigma and normalize the conversation.

Sports Cannabis :

Introduce yourself to the Sports Cannabis Community ;

Matthew Nielsen :

“I’m a designer based out of Detroit, MI working at a studio that focuses on environmental and experiential design. Prior to my design profession, I served in the United States Marine Corps and have completed two BFA Degrees (Illustration and Graphic Design). I’ve always had a fairly active lifestyle, so outside of design I love not only being active and engaging in the outdoors, but also capturing those moments too, through photography. Bringing sports/active lifestyle and my artistic eye together provides an interesting life for me.”

Sports Cannabis :

How have you defied the stigma of cannabis in your life?

Matthew Nielsen :

“I would say through design I’ve addressed the topic. In the last few years, when I was in school, I did a couple projects pertaining to cannabis. One project explored the idea of making cannabis an alternative treatment for veterans, instead of endless prescription pills. The second project was developing branding for college programs geared towards cannabis related career paths.”

Sports Cannabis :

Which sports are you most passionate about?

Matthew Nielsen :

“I really enjoy more of the independent strength & endurance based activities. I’ve been avid in strength training for over 20 years now and I also love long distance endurance activities like trail running, mountaineering, and ultramarathons. I really appreciate and am fascinated by the mental aspect and resiliency associated with these sports.”

Sports Cannabis :

What interests you about sports cannabis and where would you like to see it in the next 2-3 years?

Matthew Nielsen :

“Initially I was more focused on how cannabis could benefit athletes (and people with high activity lifestyles) mainly on a physical level, such as a prehab/rehab tool. Recently though, I’ve become really intrigued with the idea of cannabis being more mentally therapeutic and how it might affect athletes quality of life. I think it can offer great moments of introspection and insight. Highlighting this seems like it could ultimately improve performance and overall well-being.”

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