Tag: NBA


Retired Athletes Jumping High Into The Cannabis Industry


Cannabis, by any name, has long been abhorred in the world of professional sports. But, times are changing. Prior to this year, the drug had been on the banned substance list of every major sports association save the National Hockey League. While marijuana remains on the list, the NBA initially elected to suspend testing players for it during the 2019 season restart – a policy they extended into the 2020-2021 season. Let’s be frank, weed…


From The NBA To Cannabis: How Al Harrington Is Changing The Industry For People Of Colour


Al Harrington is a trailblazer. At a time when it seems that yet another professional athlete is making a foray into the cannabis landscape with product launches or endorsements, Harrington preceded them years earlier with his own milestone: In 2011, the former NBA player founded Viola, a medical marijuana operation he named in honor of his grandmother after he saw how the plant treated her glaucoma. However, becoming an entrepreneur in an industry that was…


Al Harrington Talks Cannabis Sales and Covid-19, The Hiring Power of Social Equity and ‘Never Giving Up’


As a founder, 16-season NBA player, and father of four, Al Harrington may be more experienced than most at staying cool under pressure and at making tough decisions, including pivots, that benefit a larger goal. But Harrington, who’s been an active cannabis entrepreneur and advocate since retiring from the NBA in 2014, believes that anyone can find success in their chosen field so long as they’re in it for the right reasons — even now,…


5 Must-Read Books About Cannabis for Athletes and Active People


According to former Duke University and Chicago Bulls star Jay Williams, approximately 75 to 80 percent of NBA players use cannabis, despite it being banned by the league. Like Williams, many athletes across sports have turned to cannabis for alleviating pain in place of treatment protocols that have the potential for dangerous side effects and addiction. However, you don’t have to be a collegiate or professional athlete to benefit from cannabis. Whether you’re a gym…