Article by Javier Hasse, Benzinga
Benzinga recently reported about numerous former football players getting involved with cannabis and CBD companies. Playboy featured testimonies from eight former NFL players who support cannabis and cannabis-derived therapeutics.
But it’s not just football players getting behind the herb. Former NBA players like John Salley are also jumping aboard the green train.
Benzinga spoke with the former Detroit Pistons, Miami Heat, Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers player and asked him about his new cannabis brand Deuces22 and his participation in marijuana testing company GreenSpace Labs.
Not long ago, Salley’s daughter Tyla suggested they start a cannabis business of their own.
“We created Deuces22, named after my NBA number,” John said. “Since our debut, we’ve been rolling, brother. We do vape pens using nanotechnology. We do pre-rolls.”
The thing was, the Salley duo wanted to do something special, something different. They didn’t want want pre-rolls that weren’t going to light properly or were full of chemicals, like so-called “dirty weed.” But the four-time NBA champion didn’t think people would be willing to pay the price that a product like that would cost.
“Maybe people you hang out with won’t, but people who want to smoke weed and feel healthy and feel good are going to love that we give them all flower. No sticks, no stems, no rice paper,” Tyla said.