The Roll-Up Bonus Episode: NFL Great Ricky Williams Talks Cannabis & Healing

Former NFL football player Ricky Williams addresses an audience during a conference on medical marijuana at Harvard Medical School, April 11, 2017, in Boston. (Steven Senne/AP)

The Roll-Up features Leafly editors Bruce Barcott, Ben Adlin, and Dave Schmader in a Friday morning roundtable about the week’s top cannabis news.

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Bonus Episode: NFL Great Ricky Williams Talks Cannabis & Healing

Bonus content: Heisman Trophy winner and Pro Bowl running back Ricky Williams joins The Roll-Up to talk about cannabis, his football career, and his new life as a cannabis industry entrepreneur.

“Sitting on a stage, sharing my story for the first time, was extremely healing and cathartic. Standing up for my cannabis use, saying there might be something positive in this, it seemed to inspire people. The more I spoke at cannabis conferences and met people, the more I realized: There’s something here.”

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About Ricky Williams

Before you see ESPN’s 30 for 30 documentary, check out Williams’ TEDx talk:

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