Joe Montana attends The Catch Game Day Experience at The Edison Ballroom on February 2, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Bobby Bank/Getty Images)

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Joe Montana: Now is the Time for Marijuana Education

The four-time Super Bowl champ wants to spread awareness about pot's curing capabilities.

Four-time Super Bowl champion Joe Montana is now championing a new cause: marijuana.

In an interview with Playboy, the former San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs quarterback explained he thinks it’s time for people to educate themselves about the healing properties of pot. 

“Legalization is picking up steam on a global level and I feel like now is the time to spread information about the curing capabilities of this plant,” Montana told the magazine. “As with any medicine, increased accessibility comes with the need for education.”

In the piece, other former NFLers like Ricky Williams, Shaun Smith, Leonard Marshall and Eben Britton also shared their thoughts on marijuana and whether the NFL should remove it from the league ’s banned substance list.

While Montana is known more for throwing hot routes than offering hot takes, his stance on legalizing pot perhaps shouldn’t be all that surprising considering he invested $4.1 million in a marijuana startup last year during a round of seed funding.

An earlier version of Playboy’s story incorrectly attributed one of Britton’s quotes to Joe Montana. It was Britton who told the magazine, “Cannabis eased my pain. It also put me in a state of healing and relief,” not Montana. Playboy corrected the error.

Read the full story at Playboy Magazine