PharmaCentra is proud to announce that Marvin Washington, retired Super Bowl-winning NFL player, cannabis executive, and serial entrepreneur joined our Community Town Hall in late September. Mr. Washington helped us continue our social justice theme by joining CEO, Dan Berman, for a conversation about cannabis, community, and the creation of social equity opportunities.
Marvin Washington is a retired NFL player who played a total of eleven years with three teams: the New York Jets, Denver Broncos, and San Francisco 49ers. He was a member of the Denver Broncos 1998 Super Bowl-winning team and was voted by Sports Illustrated as the 36th best N.Y. Jet of all-time. A voice for former NFL players in the NFL’s concussion lawsuit, Washington addresses the truth about the outcome and the effects of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). An advocate for all-natural, non-habit forming cannabis, Washington is speaking out on the topic of using cannabinoids as neuroprotectants as well as an avenue to alleviate the nation’s #1 health epidemic: prescription opioid abuse and addiction.
He has also lobbied the NFL Players Association to push for changes in the sport’s drug policies. Washington is a graduate of Idaho University and a 2004 inductee into the University of Idaho Vandal Sports Hall of Fame. After football, Washington worked for William Small Wealth Management Group as a Financial Advisor. At Williams advised high net worth individual investors and Professional Athletes in the NFL and NBA. Washington worked in financial services for 10 years focusing on financial planning, retirement planning, and estate planning. Now a serial entrepreneur, Washington is focused on the cannabis industry. He is an investor and co-owner of several cannabis ventures. Washington is also an NFL league ambassador for Athletes For Care and is a member of the Board of Directors.