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Ricky WilliamsFormer NFL running back Ricky Williams was a headline speaker at this year’s Southeast Cannabis Conference & Expo that took place between June 9 and June 11. This was the first conference of its kind dedicated to medical marijuana in Florida, and it happened at the Broward County Convention Center. Over the course of the two days, a number of different speakers took the stage that ranged from researchers, businessmen, politicians, to professional athletes and they discussed how this substance could benefit those people who choose to be informed by it. Williams has been a long time advocate for medical marijuana and insists that there are far more pros over cons in using it for a variety of healing methods. He was joined by some fellow athletes in their stance to promote the use of medical marijuana and shared some of their own personal stories and experiences about using it.

The San Diego, California native played baseball, football, and ran track in high school due, but really excelled in football due to his love for physical contact sports. He ended up accepting an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Texas where he played for the Longhorns for all four of his college years. Williams entered the 1999 NFL Draft and was selected in the first round as the 5th overall pick by the New Orleans Saints who he stayed with for the first two years of his career. From 2002 to 2010, he was on the roster of the Miami Dolphins with the exception of one year, in 2006, where he went north to the Toronto Argonauts. He ended his playing career with the Baltimore Ravens in 2011.

Williams was the speaker this summer at the first ever conference and expo to promote the benefits of medical marijuana in Florida. He and several other big names shared their view and experiences on the matter at this event, and it was a very informative session.

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