Calvin Johnson Joins Michigan Marijuana Trade Association Board

The former Pro Bowler is getting more involved in Michigan cannabis

Former Detroit Lions player Calvin Johnson Jr. is taking his involvement in Michigan’s burgeoning marijuana industry up a notch.

The former Pro Bowl wide receiver has joined the board of directors for the Michigan Cannabis Industry Association, according to a statement from the group Thursday.

Johnson and fellow Detroit Lions player Rob Sims Jr. plan to open licensed marijuana businesses throughout the state under the brand name Primative.

Though Johnson initially was denied pre-qualification for a commercial marijuana license in Michigan because of “integrity issues” stemming from old traffic violations, he obtained pre-qualification approval in February. The approval allows him to pursue state operating licenses for medical marijuana cultivation, processing and provisioning centers.

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