Former NFL Stars Turn To Cannabis Businesses

When former Detroit Lions stars Calvin Johnson and Rob Sims retired from the NFL they started a real estate business together, but once Michigan legalized recreational marijuana they decided to get into the legal pot game, especially after seeing the benefits of cannabis firsthand. 

“When I was on [Dancing With The Stars], I was using a CBD (cannabidiol, a non-psychoactive cannabinoid) topical that my buddy gave me because my ankles were swelling up so much that I didn’t think I would be able to finish the show,” Johnson told Detroit Free Press during a conversation at the Toronto Cannabis Conference. “The relief happened almost overnight. I was already open-minded to marijuana, but after that, I became a true believer just because of the experience.”

Sims also found relief in cannabis when he stopped playing football, and believes that

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