Joe Montana is ready to start his next business venture.
The Hall of Fame quarterback is involved in a $75 million investment into Caliva, a company that works with medical marijuana and includes a farm, retail store, distribution center and delivery service, according to The Associated Press. The investment would be used to open more stores and launch products, including cannabis-based beverages.
Montana believes the legal marijuana operation “can provide relief to many people and can make a serious impact on opioid use or addiction.”
The former 49ers star joins a growing list of former athletes that have endorsed medical marijuana. Heisman trophy winner and retired NFL running back Ricky Williams and NBA Hall of Famer Bill Walton have both been outspoken about their support.
Montana, 62, retired from the NFL after the 1994 season. He played 13 of his 15 seasons with the 49ers, leading the team to four Super Bowl wins as its starting quarterback.