Marijuana Turns to Athlete Sponsorships
John Spriggs, a freestyle skier, backcountry skier, rock climber and fly fisherman, is paid to live the outdoor life.
A Colorado native, Spriggs, 28, spends most of the year chasing storms in a Nissan Titan with a pop-up camper and a snowmobile towed along behind. A former competitive skier, Spriggs has taken part in slopestyle, half-pipe and big air contests at the U.S. Freeskiing Open and the X Games.
Last week, Spriggs joined the growing ranks of professional athletes, mostly in snow sports, who agree to sponsorship and endorsement contracts with marijuana companies
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