Come listen to Denver author Josiah Hesse as he speaks about and signs copies of his book, Runner's High. Hesse's debut book is an immersive, investigative look at the hidden culture of cannabis use among elite and amateur athletes, and the surprising emerging science behind the elusive, exhilarating runner's high they all seek.
Runner's High takes readers on a journey through the secret world of stoned athletes, describing astounding, cannabis-inspired physical and mental transformations, just like he experienced. From the economics of the $20 billion CBD market to the inherent inequalities in the enforcement of marijuana prohibition; from the mind-body connection behind the runner's high to the best way to make your own cannabis-infused power bars. Runner's High takes this groundbreaking science out of the lab and onto the trail, court, field, and pitch, fundamentally changing the way we think about exercise, recovery, and cannabis.
Josiah Hesse is an investigative journalist who covers breaking marijuana news as well as the intersection of marijuana and athletics, politics, economics, and culture. He has written for publications including Vice, The Guardian, Politico, and Esquire, and for cannabis-specific outlets such as Ganjapreneur, High Times, Big Buds, The Fix, The Cannabist, and many more. He lives in Denver, Colorado.