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Jul 19, 2017 12:50 PM

Riley Cote Switches From Professional Hockey to Hemp

Riley Cote, the famous professional ice hockey player, has recently ended his athletic career to work on his Hemp Heals Foundation. The sportsman has been an eager hemp advocate for years, and this year he has finally decided to leave hockey and focus on his activity in the hemp industry. The organization that Cote is planning to devote all his time to promotes health and clean natural medicine.


Cote was one of the most successful players in the Philadelphia Flyers in the National Hockey League (NHL). He was also the coach of the Lehigh Valley Phantoms in the American Hockey League (AHL). One of the reasons Cote became interested in holistic medicine was his sister being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Currently, the former athlete is a board member of the Pennsylvania Hemp Industry Council.

Last month, Cote took part in a special event that organized the planting of thousands of industrial hemp seeds in Pennsylvania. It was supported by the Industrial Hemp Research Pilot Program. The planted herb will be used for making health products. Moreover, Cote is now promoting the 6th annual Hemp Heals Music Festival that will be held on August 4 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The money gathered during the festival is going toward educating people about the health benefits of hemp. The main message that famous player wants to send to the world is that hemp is a renewable crop with amazing properties.


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