"I remember growing up and watching Jim McMahon winning the Super Bowl and then doing The Super Bowl Shuffle," Molina recounted in a recent interview with Phoenix New Times. "I even did the McMahon headband and sunglasses look."
"The Super Bowl Shuffle" was a rap song performed by several Chicago Bears players in 1985, prior to the team going on to dominate in the Super Bowl.
Fast forward to August 31, and metro Phoenix residents can rap or dance their own version of the hit tune in front of McMahon and fellow former football stars Kyle Turley and Ebon Britton at The Mint dispensary at 5210 South Priest Drive in Tempe.
"It's awesome to meet these NFL greats and even cooler to see them pouring their time, effort, and passion into the cannabis industry," Molina said.
McMahon has resided in Scottsdale for more than 12 years. He said in an AP Football Podcast that he's smoked weed since 1973 and continued doing so throughout his NFL career in the 1980s. He played for the Arizona Cardinals in 1994.
McMahon and Turley have said they suffer from chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a brain injury sustained from repeatedly hitting their heads during their football careers. Turley has said in media interviews that his CTE symptoms have subsided since using cannabis.
"Because I chose cannabis as an alternative and to understand it the way I have, it saved my life," he told USA Today. "It kept my family together. I have my wife. I have my kids. I have an amazing business partner and an amazing shop to craft this conversation into the light and bring it to the people the way it deserves."
Then there's Britton, who played with the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Bears.
"Eben Britton went to UofA, but we will forgive him for that," Molina said. "He was an incredible All-American and created incredible memories for our friends in Tucson. Now he is creating opportunities for himself and others in cannabis."
After Molina gives the three former football players a tour of The Mint next week, there will be a meet-and-greet for fans from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The trio will then head to the monthly mixer of the Arizona chapter of the Marijuana Industry Trade Association, where they will speak more about their cannabis advocacy.