Can cannabis help you hit the gym?

Will smoking a joint give you the encouragement you need to hit the gym? A new study, published in Frontiers in Public Health suggests that a surprisingly high percentage of people who use cannabis also use it at the gym, and those people report better performance while working out.

Cannabis users who used before or after working out reported increased physical activity over those that separated the two. Not only that, but cannabis users also tended to work out more than the average American.

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The study, performed by Angela Bryan, a professor of psychology and neuroscience at the University of Colorado Boulder, and her colleagues found that a whopping 81.7 percent of cannabis users also used it at the gym. They surveyed 620 cannabis users, located in states where cannabis is legal, 494 of which reported using cannabis

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