This former marine completed her first fight against Ronda Rousey and is the first openly lesbian fighter in the UFC. A longtime cannabis activist, Carmouche says she’s been advised to keep her mouth closed—advice she didn’t take.
“I was told it looked bad as an athlete and business owner and that I’m a driven person and only lazy people use cannabis,” she says. “I have defied the cannabis stigma in my professional life by speaking openly about it in interviews.”
Carmouche uses CBD for inflammation, pain and anxiety and says she prefers it to Motrin. She likes THC and CBD and says that whatever people think, she’s never going to stop speaking her mind. “I think it's important to stand out publicly for things you believe in,” she says. “It's people that stand up for what they believe that are heard.”