Marvin Washington is an 11 year veteran of the NFL and Super Bowl Star who has played for the New York Jets, San Francisco 49-ers and the Denver Broncos. Having seen first hand the devastating impact opioid addiction has had on NFL families, he is helping to raise awareness about the issue and urges the NFL to change policy to allow players to use cannabis for treating their injuries in states where it is legal to do so. He recently launched a new line of CBD infused water for athletes and appears regularly at educational cannabis events nationwide. Marvin is also a plaintiff in a case pending appeal before the U.S. Supreme Court against the Department of Justice and Attorney Jeff Sessions pertaining to the injustice of CBD classification in Schedule 1 in its deleterious impact on patients who are barred from interstate travel with their medicine.
CBD is used by my former compadres as an alternative to diazepines, which are basically poison. They’re addictive. There are 20,000 former NFL players and they’re four times more likely to abuse than general society.12 February 2022