Jan Hudec has seen his fair share of pain prescriptions throughout the course of his olympic and world cup career.
The 36 year-old, former professional ski racer struggled through back and knee problems (*14 surgeries in all) to win bronze in the Sochi Olympics as well as two first place finishes in the downhill. But since leaving the ski racing world behind, Hudec continues to battle pain. In order to address the pain problem, Hudec is joining BlackShire Capital, an investment company whose main focus is the marijuana business.
“I’ve never partaken in marijuana, legal or not legal, in my life and I never felt the need to do it. Maybe it was just I was still scared of my dad at 35.” – Jan Hudec (*Quote courtesy of CBC News).
According to CBC News, Hudec believes the alternative to pharmaceutical pain medications is a national need and his firm will invest in cannabis companies that it sees as viable, long-term businesses.
Find the entire CBC News article here: Calgary skier Jan Hudec propelled by his pain as he enters cannabis industry