Host : D-Rey | Guest : Eugene Monroe | Production : Sports Cannabis
In 2016, Eugene Monroe was the first active NFL player to openly advocate for medical cannabis, speaking about the profound effects it’s had on his life as well as promoting education and pushing for normalization. Eugene played seven seasons in the NFL as an offensive linebacker with the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Baltimore Ravens.
Since retiring, Eugene has become a lead advocate for medical cannabis research, policy reform in the NFL and has created Heart Community Capital, a company focused on helping build black and brown cannabis companies.
In this conversation D-Rey and Eugene Monroe explore; Eugene’s athletic career, his ah-ha moment/entrance to cannabis, advocacy work, creating an even playing field, athletes -what’s Next?, a Halftime infused moment, cannabis education, Heart Community Capital, pushing for Change and Investing in the Future