SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- VapeXhale, an award-winning vaporizer company, and Eugene Monroe, retired National Football League (NFL) player and medical cannabis advocate, today announced a strategic alliance to develop medical cannabis delivery technologies for athletes suffering from chronic pain. The partnership will enable VapeXhale to further expand its line of award-winning vaporizing technologies and join Monroe's advocacy work to spread knowledge about the benefits of medical cannabis for athletes. Monroe will help guide product development to ensure that VapeXhale continues to create technologies that meet the evolving needs of patients and athletes. VapeXhale and its founder Seibo Shen are strong supporters of the use of cannabis for athletic recovery. The company recently hosted its first " Train Like a Champion" event in partnership with San Francisco-based CannAthlete as part of the first-ever series of cannabis training events. Created to help change the way people think about cannabis and fitness, sessions were led by former UFC contender and Strikeforce Champion, Jake Shields and 3X Brazilian Jiu Jitsu World Champion, Denny Prokopos. "Physical exercise and cannabis have always had an important synergy for me and VapeXhale has been pushing for safe and responsible cannabis use since its inception," said Seibo Shen, founder and CEO of VapeXhale. "Athletes like Eugene and I are excited to share the recovery benefits cannabis can have and help people better understand the connections between cannabis and health," he added. Monroe also believes in the healing benefits of medical cannabis and continues to push for the NFL to remove cannabis from its banned substances list. As a former NFL player who suffered many serious physical injuries and concussions, and who still struggles with chronic pain, Monroe sees cannabis as a healthier, safer pain management alternative to the opioids commonly prescribed to athletes in football and other professional sports.