Ricky Williams just launched his own marijuana brand

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<a class="link rapid-noclick-resp" href="/ncaaf/players/254676/" data-ylk="slk:Ricky Williams">Ricky Williams</a> in a blaze of glory. (Getty)
Ricky Williams in a blaze of glory. (Getty)

Ricky Williams is no longer just a Heisman Trophy winner, a former Miami Dolphins running back, and a 10-year veteran of the NFL. Now he’s also the purveyor of his own brand of marijuana products.

According to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Real Wellness by Ricky Williams products went on sale on Tuesday in California. As you probably guessed by the name, the products are health-focused. They’ll won’t be available recreationally (which is now legal in California), but will be sold in medical marijuana dispensaries. Real Wellness is starting with six different products: a salve, two tonics, and three types of vape cartridges.

Real Wellness is a reflection of Williams’ worldview. He’s studied herbalism and has been a strong advocate for the legalization of marijuana. He also supports use for athletes as a way of managing pain. Williams also suspended twice during his playing career for using weed, so it shouldn’t surprise anyone that he now has his own marijuana brand.

Williams is obviously serious about marijuana’s medical advantages, but of course he knows how to have fun with it. In February, he hosted a weed-friendly Super Bowl party that was so popular, Williams had to triple the number of available spots from 50 to 150.


That sounds like a good time.

If you’re interested in purchasing any of Williams’ Real Wellness products, you’ll have to head to California — medical marijuana is legal in 29 states, but you can only buy his salve or vape cartridges there.

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Liz Roscher is a writer for Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email her at lizroscher@yahoo.com or follow her on twitter! Follow @lizroscher

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