The Betterment Project

Marvin Washington

Cannabis Entrepreneur & Super Bowl Winner | @mwash52

Marvin Washington

Cannabis Entrepreneur & Super Bowl Winner | @mwash52

 

Why Him

Following an NFL career that spanned 11 years with the Jets, Broncos and 49ers, he became an advocate for the medical use of marijuana. Now an executive at CBD leader Isodiol International, he also serves on the board of Athletes for Care, a non-profit dedicated to athlete health and safety.

 

Where does your drive come from?

My drive came from my father, who had a seventh-grade edu- cation, but put his family comfortably in the middle class—five kids with four degrees and two post-graduate degrees. He never had an alarm clock. He said he didn’t need one to wake him to his responsibilities.

 

What daily habits keep you going?

I wake up at 3:30 or 4am. It gives me time to focus on the day’s tasks. And I take care of the little things—or the big ones will not be taken care of.

 

What simple change to your routine has had a profound effect on those around you?

I used to procrastinate. Not anymore. Good or bad, I deal with it, so everyone has clarity.

 

The best memories often result from going off the grid or off schedule. Describe one.

Post-divorce, I lost a lot of things, but found my true self. It was not fun, but it put me on the path that I am on today.