After years of being retired from the Detroit Lions in his prime, Calvin Johnson has finally figured out what he wants to do with his time.
The former Lions all-pro wide receiver has reportedly cleared a hurdle in his quest to own and operate his own medical marijuana dispensary, according to The Detroit Free Press’ Kathleen Gray
Johnson, along with his wife, Brittney, were approved for prequalification status on a 4-0 vote Thursday.
“Johnson and business partner Robert Sims were denied licenses in December for a medical marijuana dispensary, grow operation and processing facility in Webberville, Michigan. The reason at the time, in part, was unpaid traffic tickets issued in Atlanta to Johnson that were nearly 10 years old.”
“When Johnson learned of the tickets and the warrant that had been issued because they remained unpaid, he flew from Detroit to Atlanta to take care of the matter. That was enough to get the board to approve his prequalification application for a dispensary, operating under the name of Michigan Community Collective.”
“Calvin is grateful and looks forward to operating with his brand Primitive in this new venture,” Johnson’s attorney Michael Stein told the Free Press. “He’s hoping to have a big presence in the state.”
Johnson, 33, unexpectedly retired from the NFL in 2015 due to the losing culture of the Lions franchise.