From Football to Flower: How Primitiv’s Calvin Johnson Jr. and Rob Sims Transitioned to Cannabis

From Football to Flower: How Primitiv’s Calvin Johnson Jr. and Rob Sims Transitioned to Cannabis
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<![CDATA[When Calvin Johnson Jr. and Rob Sims retired from the NFL at ages 30 and 31, respectively, they both had their entire lives still ahead of them.But the bumps and bruises from playing nine years in the NFL still remained.Johnson Jr.Johnson retired after the 2015 season as one of the most decorated players in NFL history, twice leading the league in receiving yards (including an NFL record 1,964 yards in 2012) and once leading the league in catches, along with six Pro Bowl appearances in nine seasons with the Detroit Lions. The No. 2 overall selection in the 2007 NFL Draft, Johnson finished his career with 731 catches for 11,619 yards and 83 touchdowns in 135 career games.Sims, meanwhile, also played nine years in the NFL, his last five as Johnson’s teammate with the Lions. A former Ohio State standout in college, Sims was a stalwart of consistency in the NFL, playing 80 consecutive games during his time in Detroit.But where football left off, healing began. Johnson and Sims are both open about their cannabis use during their playing days, but it wasn’t until retirement that they realized cannabis was more than just a coping medicine.“I feel like [cannabis] helped me get through a couple of challenging things in my career, as well as keep me on the field,” Sims says. “I was able to play 80 straight games [and] use cannabis almost every day—not on game days—just to help relax my body.”What’s more, Sims says his wife, Natalie, suffers from an autoimmune disease and uses cannabis to medicate herself. Sims“I became really passionate about the plant because of those two reasons,” he says. “This opportunity presented itself and we started running with the ball, so to speak. We’re jump-first type of people and then ask questions [later].”Johnson says his decision…

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