Al Harrington Launches Cannabis Incubator for Black Entrepreneurs
Former National Basketball Association player turned cannabis entrepreneur Al Harrington is launching an incubator program for 100 Black individuals to enter the industry,CNBCreports. Harrington, CEO of Viola Brands, said he wanted to turn black market brands into legitimate businesses.
Harrington has advocated for diversity in the industry and recently said he would donate 20,000CBDtopical creams to protestors suffering from chronic pain at the request of Stephen Jackson, who is also a former NBA player. Jackson has emerged as a key figure during the protests seeking justice for the killing of his friend George Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer.