For athletes, especially runners, the use of cannabis can be a topic of controversy. However, understanding how cannabis interacts with our bodies during workouts is crucial to determining if it helps or hinders performance. According to a 2021 study, those who regularly consume cannabis but stop before and during athletics show no differences in aerobic fitness, blood pressure, muscular strength, endurance measures, work capacity, and perceived exertion. However, the debate still rages on concerning the ergolytic effects, which lessen exercise capacity and athletic performance. Cannabis can act as a bronchodilator and anti-inflammatory, and help decrease anxiety, making running more enjoyable for many. Dr. David Bearman, co-founder, Executive Vice President, and board member of the American Academy of Cannabinoid Medicine (AACM), suggests that runners who smoke cannabis should consider other consumption methods, such as edibles or tinctures, to avoid the three side effects of smoking. Ultimately, the key is to listen to your body and modify your consumption format accordingly.