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Former Miami Dolphins player Ricky Williams launches marijuana brand
Published On: 04-09-2018 in Category: Marijuana
Former Miami Dolphins player Ricky Williams has launched his own cannabis brand in California, turning his passion for healing and plant-based medicines into a business. Named as Real Wellness, the brand comprises six products launched in the market as vape cartridges, salves and tonics containing tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD) or a combination of both.
Speaking about his new venture in a recent interview, Williams said though he was well-known as a professional football player, in the last 14 years, he had taken a great interest in learning about health care and training as a practitioner. In fact, when studying herbalism launched him as a poster boy for promoting weed use in the athletic fraternity, Williams felt that the timing was perfect to launch his own brand of marijuana.
According to the Real Wellness website, the brand describes itself as “a unique line of herbal-based wellness products that can be incorporated into daily routines.” For furthering his business interests, Williams entered into a joint agreement with OutCo, a medical marijuana dispensary cum consulting firm based in Southern California for developing the products. He plans to start selling his products, which range from $35-$70 across dispensaries in the Orange County area, San Diego and Los Angeles. In long run, Williams plans to extend his operations to other states nationwide.
The ex-Miami Dolphins running back has been an ardent pro-cannabis advocate. In February 2018, he threw a marijuana friendly Super Bowl Party at a private residence in Hollywood Hills in California, where he invited 50 guests. In June 2017, Williams even showed up as a guest speaker at the “Pro Football, Pro Cannabis” event at the Southeastern Cannabis Conference and Expo at the convention center in Fort Lauderdale. Swearing on the benefits of marijuana, Williams had told the USA Today Sports in 2014 that it is a liver friendly drug, which doesn’t cut off the user’s awareness from his or her body, contrary to the way painkiller medications do.
FDA doesn’t recognize medicinal marijuana
Although pro-marijuana activists have been vociferous in upping the ante for complete legalization of marijuana across the U.S., the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has a contrary opinion. It neither recognizes nor approves the medicinal value of cannabis. Marijuana continues to be categorized as a Schedule I drug under the Controlled Substances Act because of its addictive and hallucinogenic nature.
Studies suggest the presence of the neurotoxin, delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), in marijuana is the principal cause of abuse and addiction, and the reason why chronic pot users are unable to discontinue its use despite the harmful impact on their overall well-being.
Battling menace of addiction
If you or your loved one is battling addiction to marijuana or any other substance, seek treatment immediately. The Miami Drug Treatment and Rehab Center can help you get one of the best addiction treatment programs and embrace sobriety. You may call at our 24/7 helpline number 305-615-2028 for more information on different treatment options in your vicinity.