Former professional cyclist Floyd Landis, who was made famous through a very public doping scandal is launching a cannabis company according to a press release given to Cyclingnews.
The press release stated the company named Floyds of Leadville has plans to produce products “containing cannabis oil sourced from high altitude growers using an industry leading, pharmacy grade CO2 extraction process”.
Landis views the overall mission of his new venture through two lenses, a producer of premium products and as a supporter of alternatives to addictive painkillers. Landis underwent hip replacement surgery in 2006 and has often endured chronic pain due to osteonecrosis in his effected hip.
“I am really excited about this new phase of my life. The cannabis industry is growing fast and I am fortunate to have this opportunity to play a role…. The therapeutic uses for cannabis can’t be ignored. For years I relied on opioid pain relievers to treat my hip pain. With cannabis, I find that I can manage my pain and have a better quality of life. We need to give people a safer alternative”
stated Floyd Landis.
(Photo taken from Floyd’s of Leadville Instagram)
Landis was the winner of the 2006 Tour de France but was later disqualified after failing multiple drugs tests for performance enhancing drugs. Call it a coincidence but from the looks of the company’s Instagram, it seems they could be embracing the title.
The press release went on to detail some of the products they’ll be making, “the uniquely formulated vape and edible products are crafted for an enhanced consumer experience and are carefully prepared by licensed pharmacists to maximize the many health benefits of recreational cannabis.”
Floyd’s of Leadville will host a product launch party on Thursday June 30 at Club Vinyl in Denver, Colorado.
Photo Credit: Floyd Landis