Paul Pierce says CBD helped him kick NyQuil addiction

Another former pro athlete is jumping onto the CBD bandwagon.

Paul Pierce, the NBA champion and 10-time All-Star who retired in 2017, launched a line of cannabidiol-derived products on Tuesday with online seller Eaze Wellness branded with his nickname, “The Truth.” The line, aimed at athletes, includes his Vesper vaporizer.

Pierce joins fellow NBA alums Al Harrington, Cliff Robinson, and Lamar Odom in launching CBD products. MMA fighters Nate Diaz and Rampage Jackson have done the same.

Many people may feel puzzled by the CBD gold rush. Critics say the intended benefits of these products are still unclear and unproven.

But Odom says it saved his life. And Pierce says it helped him move past other addictions.

“Just being an athlete,

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