First Pot-Friendly Gym Opening In San Francisco, And Guess Who’s Behind It? (He Played For Dolphins)
Ricky Williams lost enough money in fines and suspensions for pot in his NFL career -- now he's turned it into a business model. The former Dolphins running back is a partner in what he's calling the first marijuana-friendly gym, which is located in San Francisco, naturally.
Power Plant Fitness is scheduled to open its doors this coming fall. The 420 Games:
It will have an accompanying product line of branded marijuana edibles and concentrates. “It won’t be a place to get high and just screw around,” said Jim McAlpine, founder of the cannabis event series 420 Games and co-founder of Power Plant Fitness. “We are focused on the athletic side, not the cannabis side.”
For instance, gym members will take a "cannabis performance assessment" to determine the most optimal ways to consume. That might be pot brownies, or old-school smoking.
Williams said that it's time for the NFL to decriminalize pot, and that what happened to himself, and recent draft pick Laremy Tunsil, isn't fair.
“I was a really good football player, a really good person, my teammates loved me, my coaches loved me, but my career and life were ruined because of a drug test,” he told International Business Times over the phone from Italy. “It doesn’t make sense. They have to take a more humane approach to this.”
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