Few quarterbacks can match the widespread respect and recognition than four-time Super Bowl champion Joe Montana claims in the world of football. Now, he’s joining the likes of Ricky Williams, Eben Britton, and Jim McMahon on Team Cannabis.
Talking to Playboy, Montana came out as supportive of cannabis and the need for education regarding the plant. Though other celebrities of his stature have supported marijuana, like Whoopi Goldberg, Snoop Dogg, and Melissa Etheredge, Montana is among the first mega-celebrities from the sports world to stand up for the cause.
“Legalization is picking up steam on a global level and I feel like now is the time to spread information about the curing capabilities of this plant,” Montana told Playboy. “As with any medicine, increased accessibility comes with the need for education.”
According to the San Jose Mercury-News, Montana was an investor in seed funding for Herb, which publishes weed content.
Montana’s cannabis advocacy and his All-American image will no doubt help lift the negative stigma around cannabis. Another high-profile former NFL star made cannabis industry news in Ricky Williams, who recently started his own marijuana product line called Real Wellness.