The American Motorcyclist Association has outlawed any CBD oil sponsorship or advertising until further notice. This means athletes cannot have any form of promotion or logo associated with CBD on their bike, gear, uniform, or themselves.
Chad Reed recently raced in Minneapolis with a CBDMD logo on his dome. This caused some fans to be a bit outraged bringing this to the attention of the AMA. Recently, Dean Wilson, a British supercross racer has had quite a bit of attention over his CBD sponsorship with Ignite CBD.
The Question that Started it All
Why let one person ride only if they cover up a logo while letting another one wearing it slide? You can see what had fans a little riled up. To address this issue the AMA decided to say nay, to CBD sponsorships for now. According to the AMA, CBD sponsorship and advertising will not be permitted until all issues concerning CBD have been cleared up across the country.
Bans Have Not Dampened Athletes Support for CBD
Many sports have seen athletes support CBD. Athletes who enjoy skiing, snowboarding, mixed martial arts, and others find that CBD helps them both before and after workouts and events. The NCBI cites an abundance regarding the therapeutic benefits of CBD. As this information lands in front of the right people, it should ultimately lead to a shift in the draconian perception related to the widely misunderstood cannabis plant and in particular, CBD.
What This Means in the Interim
Riders and their teams received notice that promotional displays were not permitted for CBD related products in pit areas. They were also informed that riders will not be allowed to race if they have logos or any form of promotional displays for CBD products on their gear, person, uniform, or bike. The AMA/Feld Motorsports will be enforcing these new rules and any rider who does not comply will be denied entry or removed from the event and will face sanctions according to the AMA rulebook.