Davis, who led the Broncos to a pair of championships, will headline the Minority Cannabis Business Association Summit at the University of Denver’s Daniels College of Business from March 22-24.
“I am sincerely looking forward to the opportunity to address fellow minority business owners and supports of minority entrepreneurs at this month’s MCBA Opportunity Summit,” Davis said in a statement, via the Denver Business Journal. “As an entrepreneur myself, I am well aware of the struggles that people of color face in the business sector. And as a professional football player, I’ve seen first-hand how teamwork and collaboration benefit from adopting inclusive hiring practices and policies.”
The summit will focus on educating minority business owners in the cannabis industry as well as employees and consumers. Central themes of the event will include the impact of the war on drugs on communities of color and the MCBA’s efforts to expunge “non-violent drug offenses from permanent records of people looking to gain fairness in employment [and] housing,” according to The Cannabist.
After capturing league and Super Bowl MVP honors, Davis has enjoyed a successful post-playing career in business, cofounding The Terrell Davis Group — a real estate development team in Colorado.
Shortly after NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said publicly he believes marijuana has an “addictive nature,” suggesting football’s ban on cannabis is far from being lifted, the league reached out last summer to the NFL Players Association to jointly research its medicinal benefits for pain management.
Former Broncos, including quarterback Jake Plummer and defensive end Ebenezer Ekuban, having played in a state on the forefront of marijuana legalization, have been leading voices among ex-NFL players lobbying for the benefits of cannabis. Davis has not publicly stated his stance on the issue.
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