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Former NFL RB Ricky Williams Launches His Own Marijuana Brand

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Former Miami Dolphins running back Ricky Williams has launched his own California-based Marijuana brand, reports say.

The 1998 Heisman Trophy winner, who has long been an advocate of marijuana use, is now running a pot business he calls “Real Wellness.” The new line features such products pot vape solutions, liquid drops, creams and others derived from “either hemp-derived cannabidiol [CBD], tetrahydrocannabinol [THC] or both.”

“Through our carefully chosen delivery methods of salves, tonics, and vape cartridges, our products empower our clientele to harness the positive effects of herbs, like cannabis, in a more conscious and controlled way,” Williams’s website says, the Miami Herald reported.

Williams is working with a pot dispensary in California called OutCo. The products will be sold in the San Diego, Orange County, and Los Angeles areas.

Williams is well known for his advocacy of casual pot use. This year he made a splash with a pot-themed Super Bowl party held in the Hollywood Hills. He was also the subject of a major article in Sports Illustrated published in 2016 that detailed his long association with marijuana. He even recently claimed that he was going to open a “cannabis-friendly” gym to further push for the normalization of marijuana use.

Williams also has an illustrious NFL career:

“Williams, 40, was the fifth overall pick in the 1999 NFL Draft out of Texas and spent 12 seasons in the league, nine of which were with the Dolphins (2002-2003; 2005-2010). He is one of 31 players in NFL history to record 10,000 career rushing yards. He was named a first-team All-Pro in 2002 after he led the league with 1,853 rushing yards and 16 rushing touchdowns — Dolphins records to this day.”

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