Pro wrestlers love weed. It helps reduce their chronic pain from getting body slammed for 20 years. Retired World Wrestling Entertainment superstar Val Venis, who’s now 44, is one of medical weed’s biggest supporters. He refers to himself as “Kaptain Kannabis” on Twitter, for one. In a recent interview in The Inquisitr News, Venis said marijuana “actually saved my life.” Around seven years ago, while dealing with chronic pain in his elbows resulting from major shoulder surgery and hopped up on pain pills, Venis decided to try medical marijuana. It saved his life.

“I could smoke marijuana and eat marijuana for the rest of my life and never suffer any liver disease or kidney failure due to pills. The pills will get you every single time, with marijuana, you could be 110-years old and still smoke it.”

In 2014, Venis opened his own medical marijuana business in Arizona called The Purple Haze Lounge. Venis is also pushing for recreational marijuana to becoming legalized in Arizona in 2016, which is good for business and really good for stoners in the sun.

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