Ex-NFL RB Ricky Williams to open marijuana-friendly gym

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Ex-NFL Star Ricky Williams Opening the World's First 'Weed Gym'

Coming this fall to San Francisco, California, a gym will open where marijuana use is encouraged. You heard that right.

Working out and using marijuana may seem like two activities that do not mix well, but Power Plant Fitness is on its way. Also, as a surprise to nobody, former NFL running back Ricky Williams is a partner and spokesman for the gym.

"The venture is the brainchild of Jim McAlpine, the co-founder of the 420 Games, a series of running events developed to de-stigmatize cannabis," according to Greg Rajan of MySanAntonio.

Williams will be the one to run the gym and will, "focus on integrative full body and mind training," according to the news release.

"What makes Power Plant Fitness unique? Members will be able to consume cannabis in the gym while working out. Power Plant also produces a line of "athletic edibles" made for pre-workout focus and post-workout recovery."

Yeah, I would say that is awfully unique.

A look back at the 2016 NFL Draft:

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Apr 28, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; Jared Goff (California) poses with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell after being selected by the Los Angeles Rams as the number one overall pick in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft at Auditorium Theatre. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports
North Dakota Stateâs Carson Wentz poses for photos after being selected by the Philadelphia Eagles as second pick in the first round of the 2016 NFL football draft, Thursday, April 28, 2016, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
Ohio Stateâs Ezekiel Elliott poses after being selected by the Dallas Cowboys as the fourth pick in the first round of the 2016 NFL football draft, Thursday, April 28, 2016, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
Dallas Cowboys fans cheer after Ohio Stateâs Ezekiel Elliott was selected by the Dallas Cowboys as fourth pick in the first round of the 2016 NFL football draft, Thursday, April 28, 2016, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
Florida State's Jalen Ramsey poses for photos after being selected by Jacksonville Jaguars as fifth pick in the first round of the 2016 NFL football draft, Thursday, April 28, 2016, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
Notre Dameâs Ronnie Stanley poses for photos with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell after being selected by Baltimore Ravens as the sixth pick in the first round of the 2016 NFL football draft, Thursday, April 28, 2016, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 28: Laquon Treadwell of Ole Miss holds up a jersey with his daughter Madison after being picked #23 overall by the Minnesota Vikings during the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University on April 28, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jon Durr/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 28: (L-R) Robert Nkemdiche of Ole Miss holds up a jersey with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell after being picked #29 overall by the Arizona Cardinalsduring the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University on April 28, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jon Durr/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 28: Ezekiel Elliott takes a 'selfie' with Roger Goddell during the 2016 NFL Draft at the Auditorium Theater on April 28, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Ohio Stateâs Taylor Decker poses for photos with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell after being selected by the Detroit Lions as the 16th pick in the first round of the 2016 NFL football draft, Thursday, April 28, 2016, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
Floridaâs Keanu Neal embraces with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell after being selected by the Atlanta Falcons as the 17th pick in the first round of the 2016 NFL football draft, Thursday, April 28, 2016, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
Ohio Stateâs Joey Bosa poses for photos with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell after being selected by the San Diego Chargers as the third pick in the first round of the 2016 NFL football draft, Thursday, April 28, 2016, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
Mississippiâs Laremy Tunsil poses for photos with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell after being selected by Miami Dolphins as the 13th pick in the first round of the 2016 NFL football draft, Thursday, April 28, 2016, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
Cincinnati Bengals first-round draft pick William Jackson III smiles during an interview following a news conference Friday, April 29, 2016, in Cincinnati. After being shut out of the top receivers, the Bengals Jackson from Houston with the 24th overall pick in the NFL draft on Thursday night. Cincinnati needed a receiver after losing Marvin Jones and Mohamed Sanu to free agency. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Alabamaâs Jarran Reed celebrates after being selected by the Seattle Seahawks as the 49th pick in the second round of the 2016 NFL football draft, Friday, April 29, 2016, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
Denver Broncos' second-round pick Adam Gotsis, a defensive tackle from Georgia Tech who hails from Australia, left, joins third-round pick Justin Simmons, a safety from Boston College, as the selections in the NFL football draft are introduced during a news conference Saturday, April 30, 2016, in the team's headquarters in Englewood, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Fans cheer during the second round of the 2016 NFL football draft, Friday, April 29, 2016, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
San Francisco 49ers first-round draft pick DeForest Buckner, left, from Oregon, meets with former Oregon teammate Arik Armstead, right, during an NFL football news conference in Santa Clara, Calif., Friday, April 29, 2016. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)
Late Thursday night Cowboys' owner Jerry Jones heads to a press conference to finally meet with the media after the Dallas Cowboys took part in the 2016 NFL Draft, Thursday, April 28, 2016, at the Team Headquarters at Valley Ranch in Irving, Texas. (Paul Moseley/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/TNS via Getty Images)
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Williams was a Heisman Trophy winning running back at the University of Texas in 1998 and entered the NFL as the fifth overall pick in the 1999 draft. Williams had an up-and-down career with the New Orleans Saints, Miami Dolphins and Baltimore Ravens, but he was always a talented player on the field.

Williams was a known marijuana user during his days, failing multiple drug tests in the league. He was suspended from playing several times and even took an early retirement prior to the 2004 season. He came back the next season, but was suspended for all of 2006 for failing his fourth drug test.

He was able to get his career on track and eventually have a solid and stable NFL career before officially calling it quits following the 2011 season with the Ravens.

Now, living in California where marijuana is legal with a prescription and merely a violation without one, Williams is pretty free to use as much marijuana as he wishes. He is even going to be able to do it while working out in his own gym.

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