Lamar Odom Says Marijuana Has Been A Miracle Since Overdose And Stroke

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Followed a terrifying series of strokes and heart attacks, particularly at a fairly young age, NBA player Lamar Odom is doing better these days, and he credits his spike in good health to one specific source: marijuana. While promoting Rich Soil Organics, his new cannabis company, Odom talked about how Mary Jane helped him -- physically and mentally -- following his recent health concerns. Here's what Odom said about the "miracle" of marijuana.

Marijuana has helped, especially with my stroke. With my coordination, my balance, and my overall physical attributes -- all my doctors say I'm a walking miracle. I think marijuana attributed to that.

People caught up with Lamar Odom at the Sunrise Caregiver Foundation in Torrance, CA to discuss his newest business venture. Following an accidental drug overdose in October 2015 that found the former basketball player and reality TV star unconscious at a brothel just outside Las Vegas and in a four-day coma, Odom checked himself into a San Diego rehabilitation facility -- particularly after his aforementioned string of heart attacks and strokes. But through cannabis, which he considers instrumental to his recent health recovery, Lamar Odom is doing better and finally moving forward.

In addition to these health concerns of late, Lamar Odom also suffers from high anxiety. It has negatively affected Odom decision-making, especially in moments of great significance, he claims, and it has taken a great toll on Lamar throughout the years -- particularly with his ongoing health problems. Thankfully, Odom believes cannabis has given him relief from these problems, and the athlete uses a specific strain to help with his anxiety.

For me, having harsh anxiety, it cost me a lot, when it comes to decision making in life. The anxiety makes me overthink, or, not think enough, and then I put myself in terrible situations in life... I wanted to find a way I could help my anxiety. OG Kush is medically tested to help -- that's why it's one of my favorite strains.

While anxiety can sometimes be treated with therapy and/or prescribed medications, studies have shown that marijuana can help with symptoms as well. In the pursuit of helping others (while continuing to work away from his basketball career) Lamar Odom has decided to take on this newest cannabis business venture hoping that it will not only continue to better him, but serve as a vital source of relief for many others as well.

Of course, I do understand marijuana is a profitable business. I also wanted to help people. Why not help them get high, and get well?

Of course, the conversation also ventured into his famous ex-wife, Khloe Kardashian. While Lamar Odom has worked on his newest line of business, Khloe Kardashian has recently given birth to her first child, True Thompson. Although the focus has often switched back to Khloe's new man, Tristan Thompson, who has reportedly been caught being unfaithful with several other women. While Odom didn't discuss this matter directly, a source close to the former basketball player-turned-entrepreneur admits he "feels" for Khloe Kardashian, and that Lamar Odom has considered reaching out to his former flame in her time of distress because he "feels terrible."

Although this new cannabis business is Lamar Odom's focus at the moment, the athlete might return to basketball soon, if not in the United States. As it was also recently revealed, Odom is hoping to score a contract overseas. It hasn't happened yet, but Lamar Odom remains optimistic. In any case, either as an entrepreneur, athlete or both, Lamar Odom is keeping himself busy these days. He's also keeping himself high too.

Will Ashton

Will is an entertainment writer based in Pittsburgh, PA. His writing can also be found in The Playlist, Cut Print Film, We Got This Covered, The Young Folks, Slate and other outlets. He also co-hosts the weekly film/TV podcast Cinemaholics with Jon Negroni and he likes to think he's a professional Garfield enthusiast.