Former Texas player Ricky Williams is honored during the team's game against Kansas State at Royal Memorial Stadium on Saturday, October 24, 2015. DEBORAH CANNON / AMERICAN-STATESMAN


Reports: Ricky Williams to run marijuana-friendly gym in San Francisco

Posted May 27th, 2016


Texas Longhorns legend and Heisman Trophy winner Ricky Williams is about to roll up into a new joint venture: a “cannabis-friendly gym.”

Complex reports that Williams will run Power Plant Fitness, set to open in San Francisco in November. The main difference from any other fitness facility: members will be able to partake of cannabis while working out in the gym. From Complex:

The ability to just light up a joint inside the gym hasn’t been secured due to local law, though in-house vaping and edibles will be available immediately upon opening. In fact, Power Plant already produces a line of cannabis-based athletic edibles designed for both pre-workout and post-workout nourishment.”


The gym is co-founded by Jim Alpine of the 420 Games, according to Complex. Alpine is quoted as saying Williams “exemplifies a successful and very athletic person who also uses cannabis.”

Williams is on the record as a weed advocate.

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