Former NFL Players Trying to Open Medical Marijuana Dispensary

Ted Ginn Sr., Troy Smith and Eric Metcalf eye Cleveland for medical marijuana dispensary.

Three big names in Cleveland football are eyeing multiple sites in the Cleveland area for a medical marijuana dispensary.

Ted Ginn Sr., long-time football and track coach at Glenville High School, former Ohio State University quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Troy Smith and former Cleveland Brown Eric Metcalf have their sights set on one of 60 dispensary licenses to be awarded later this year.

The three have partnered with Jim Buchanan, a Seattle recreational marijuana store owner who used to live in Cleveland, and were in Columbus on Tuesday to comment on draft regulations for dispensaries.

The group announced their interest in a South Euclid location in May. They said Tuesday they're also looking at sites in Cleveland, Warrensville Heights and Lakewood.

Smith said his own head trauma from years of playing football led him...

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