Marvin Washington is dedicated to getting football players access to medical marijuana. The 11-year NFL veteran and current managing partner of industrial hemp CBD producer Isodiol is already suing Jeff Sessions to declassify marijuana as a Schedule I drug, and now, with head injuries and opioid use increasingly prevalent in all ages and skill levels, Washington is shifting at least some of his focus to youth football.
According to the New York Post, Washington is planning a CBD education tour, with stops at Pop Warner football games in Florida, Texas, California and Washington already planned. The longtime defensive end will be taking a grassroots approach, talking to parents directly about the dangers of football and the non-psychoactive healing and painkilling benefits of high-CBD medical marijuana.
“My CBD can be taken by a 7-year-old football player or a 27-year-old professional,” Washington told the Post.
Washington’s move towards youth football CBD advocacy comes on the heels of a new study commissioned, and subsequently rebuked, by the NFL that showed 110 out of 111 brains from deceased football players tested positive for Chronic Traumatic…