Finding Flow: Ricky Williams on NFL, Cannabis, and Mindfulness

May 18, 2024 | 1:00 pm | Room 1 | Business / Legal

Join us for an insightful seminar featuring Ricky Williams, former NFL player turned mental health and mindfulness advocate. Ricky will share his journey, from his time as a star running back in the NFL to his transformation into a leading voice for cannabis use and mindfulness practices.

He’ll delve into his personal experiences with cannabis and psychedelics, discussing how he utilizes these substances as tools for self-exploration and intentionality. From enhancing mindfulness to managing mental health, Ricky offers a unique perspective on the intersection of athletics, wellness, and consciousness expansion.


Don’t miss this opportunity to engage with a trailblazer who’s challenging the status quo and advocating for a more enlightened approach to health and wellness.

Ricky Williams; Founder, Highsman

Ricky Williams has devoted his personal life and professional career to inspiring greatness,
whether in himself, his teammates, or those around him.
Williams founded Highsman in 2021 to empower professional and everyday athletes as well as
sports enthusiasts alike through cannabis. He brings a deep knowledge of herbs, sports and
wellness to the brand. His belief in the healing properties of cannabis is intertwined with a
distinguished football career, and he credits smoking herb as a way of coping with the
challenges associated with being a professional athlete, from social anxiety to physical injuries.
His widely acclaimed football career began at the University of Texas at Austin, where he was
named a two-time All American. Shortly after, he was drafted by the New Orleans Saints and
continued an illustrious football career, known as one of the most electric running backs of the
century. Most notably he played with the Miami Dolphins for the span of seven seasons. He
faced two suspensions during his tenure due to the NFL’s strict marijuana policy. He finished
his career with over 10,000 rushing yards and 74 total touchdowns and retired in 2011 after
playing his final season with the Baltimore Ravens. Williams was inducted into the College
Football Hall of Fame in 2015.
No longer burdened by the NFL’s marijuana policy after retirement, Williams began his
professional journey into herb and wellness. In 2018 he co founded Real Wellness, an
alternative health brand after studying Ayurvedic and traditional Chinese medicine. This, along
with his personal exploration of cannabis, paved the way for the launch of Highsman.
Highsman is the culmination of years of education and exploration. Williams studied the origins
of cannabis in the foothills of the Himalayas and spent years learning about the healing
properties of the plant. He created the Highsman brand to help all people inspire greatness in