Ex-Jet Hawking Pot-Derived Painkillers to Youth Players

A former New York Jet is kicking up a cloud of controversy with a plan to market marijuana-derived products at Pop Warner youth football games.

Marvin Washington, who played 11 seasons in the NFL — including eight years with the Jets — is the managing partner of Isodiol, a company that extracts a little-known chemical from cannabis plants to make painkillers.

Unlike its more famous counterpart THC, the active ingredient cannabidiol, also known as CBD, doesn’t get you high. Instead, Isodiol claims CBD, which is legal in many states, can safely be used as an anti-inflammatory, a pain reliever, an aid to muscle recovery and a neuro-protector for the brain.

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