Ricky Williams is on the list of the most recognizable and famous football players in the whole world. In 1998, the running back from the University of Texas won the Heisman Trophy. Ricky Williams is the guy the New Orleans Saints traded for, and the price was really high—they gave up every one of their picks in the NFL draft of 1999 (plus three drafts in 2000). This is considered to be one of the most irrational and infamous draft moves in the whole history of NFL.
More than that, Williams is a trustful cannabis advocate, educator, and successful entrepreneur.
That is the reason Williams went to Vancouver, Washington, on Saturday, to visit Mary Jane's House of Grass to meet his fans, sign autographs, and share his opinion about cannabis and its benefits with other visitors.
Williams is a remarkable football player with the gaming experience that includes 12 seasons of professional playing. When visiting the Grass House, he talked with the customers—who, by the way, did not know Williams was a retired football player—about the properties of marijuana that help deal with different ailments.
Nowadays, cannabis is legalized in 24 states of America, including Washington and Oregon, but is still banned by the NFL. If Ricky Williams became a league commissioner at least for a day, he said he would make it a necessity to explain to the professional football players all the medical benefits marijuana can offer to reduce their pain and improve their mood.
Today, only 6% of marijuana studies confirm its medical advantages. However, it is enough to state that marijuana can help reduce depression, make broken bones heal faster, improve lung health, lower blood pressure, and enhance creativity.
Williams says that for now all the medical advantages of marijuana are viewed through the lens of it being unaccepted and illegal. The player also regrets that the NFL does not even want to consider marijuana as a medicine, which is really unfortunate.
However, when the opinion of people changes and the players stand up and claim their right to take care of their health, things will start to look up.