Retired NFL Player Marvin Washington Joins Isodiol Board Of Directors

Another retired NFL player is lending their voice to the cannabis industry.

This morning it was announced that Marvin Washington, a former defensive end who played for eleven years in the NFL, will join the board of directors for Isodiol, a global leader in CBD products. Washington is using his platform to speak out on using cannabinoids as neuroprotectants, and a way to combat addiction to and abuse of prescription opioids.

During his career, Washington played with the New York Jets, the San Francisco 49ers and the Denver Broncos (with whom he won a Super Bowl ring). Since his retirement, Washington has been an outspoken advocate for the health of football players. He was a voice for NFL players during the league’s concussion lawsuit, and has been a staunch advocate for medical cannabis - including serving on the Board of Directors and acting as a league ambassador for Athletes For Care. Washington has also been instrumental in starting the conversation with the NFL Players Association for changes in the sport’s drug policies.

"With the appointment of Marvin Washington to the Board of Directors, Isodiol continues to add excellent leadership to its team," said Marcos Agramont, CEO of Isodiol, "Mr. Washington is a very well known public figure that has made headways with the National Football League on CTE and how CBD can be a great alternative to opioids and pharmaceuticals that many players take today. With Mr. Washington on board, the Company will continue to spread the message of CBD and its health benefits for the human body.”

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President Trump's 2020 budget request includes a loophole that would let Washington, DC finally open up dispensaries for recreational cannabis. Although DC voters passed a ballot initiative to legalize recreational cannabis back in 2014, Congress has used its power over the nation's capital to prevent it from selling cannabis for recreational use. Right now, local dispensaries can only sell medical marijuana to registered patients thanks to Congress, which controls spending in the District of Columbia.

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