Calvin "Megatron" Johnson, Ben Wallace, Ricky Williams, Rob Sims and Al Harrington were at the Benzinga Cannabis Capital Conference in Chicago on Wednesday to talk about the business of cannabis, as well as the use of it.
What Happened: High Times Editor Jon Cappetta asked the panel of former NFL and NBA athletes if they used cannabis while in their respective leagues.
“Yeah, for sure,” Johnson said, “at least for me, I saw what opioids did to my family members, and cannabis was the only other thing that could relieve some of the pain.”
Each of the former athletes has entered the cannabis industry with their own business.
Johnson and Sims started Primitiv Group, an entity dedicated to the advancement of cannabis as a form of elevated wellness, believing that the plant holds …