Season 2 Episode 12- Al Harrington and Corie Blount
Neat & Unfiltered with Kenyon Martin and Jadakiss
On a special, 4/20 edition of Neat and Unfiltered, Kenyon Martin and Jadakiss are joined by a pair of former NBA players turned medical-marijuana entrepreneurs. Former Cincinnati Bearcat and 11-year NBA veteran Corie Blount is up first, followed by 16-year NBA veteran Al Harrington. Blount is launching a marijuana-infused wine, while Harrington has a cannabis company called Viola (which Kenyon is also involved in). Kenyon, Corie and Al talk about their experiences in the NBA that led them to medicinal marijuana, and why they decided to jump head-first into a growing industry.You can follow Corie Blount @CorieBlount on Instagram and TwitterYou can follow Al Harrington @AlHarrington3 on Instagram and @CheddahCheese7 on Twitter1:30 - Since retiring from the NBA, Corie has been an entrepreneur with his latest venture developing a CBD wine that should be available for market in a month.12:00 - Kenyon and Corie share how impact Bob Huggins was for both of their professional careers. It took more time for Huggins to rub off on Corie than it did for Kenyon.16:00 - Kenyon and Corie detail when they each felt they hit a breaking point with Coach Huggins.21:30 - When Corie recognized just how good Kenyon was, and that he could have been the No 1 pick of the NBA Draft.23:00 - Kenyon and Kiss welcome Al Harrington to the show25:00 - Al building his company Viola and and medical marijuana after his playing career27:30 - How medical marijuana changed his life, after provided a cure for his grandmother.31:30 - Al details how difficult it was to navigate the medical marijuana field 10 years ago compared to today with hundreds of celebrities, including Jadakiss, with their own strains.38:00 - Black entrepreneurs and black businesses can’t sit idly by and be boxed out of the industry like they have been in the past. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Al Harrington talks Cannabis, Generational Wealth and NBA
Day 1 Radio
This week we talked with former NBA player and current cannabis industry innovator Al Harrington. While many know him from his days as a hooper, this conversation focuses on his endeavors in the cannabis industry as the founder of VIOLA. Listen in as he shares his journey in this business why he views it as an opportunity for Black people and people of color to create generational wealth. 2:00 - Al shares the remarkable story about how his grandmother inspired him to start his company VIOLA and how the company is actually a platform for more people of color to get into the legal cannabis industry. He also explains the challenging, expensive process of how he actually got into the business. Al then talks about the different ways people can enter the game outside of being an actual cannabis grower. 8:00 - Al talks about the business incubator he has started to create 10,000 entrepreneurs in the cannabis space. He then talks about people still having "PTSD" in dealing with marijuana and their hesitance to enter the business. He also talks about how he feels generational wealth is on the line when dealing with cannabis and offers his thoughts on if and when marijuana will become legal federally. 17:30 - Al talks about how minorities need to bring their resources together to make an impact in the business and feels that celebrities should shift their approach to entering the space as well. 22:30 - Al clears up the intention and operation of the 100 millionaires concept behind his VIOLA CARES initiative. He also brings attention to how MSOs (multi state operators) find loopholes to get licenses in different states. 24:30 - Al speaks on the importance of reentry programs for people who have been locked up behind weed charges and putting them through cannabis curriculums to get back on their feet legally. He also speaks on how he doesn't just view VIOLA as a money maker but as a community builder. 30:20 - Al gives some advice on how to educate yourself on how the business goes and how to get started in it. 32:00 - Al talks about how he feels about professional sports leagues finally being open to taking marijuana off the banned substances list. And of course, lifelong Golden State Warriors fan gets Al to reflect on the 2006-07 "We Believe" Warriors team that Al was on and their legendary playoff run. Day 1 Radio podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, IHeartRadio, Spotify, Stitcher, Radio Public, and CLNS Mobile Media app. Follow us on Twitter, FB, and IG at @day1radio
Chuck Schumer & Al Harrington talk NEW Federal Cannabis Legalization Bill
Chuck Schumer & Al Harrington talk NEW Federal Cannabis Legalization Bill--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lets-talk-cannabis-lmc/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/lets-talk-cannabis-lmc/support
How Al Harrington Became the NBA’s First Weed Mogul
Everything is Personal
Say hi to Len: Twitter and IG Say hi to Jon: Facebook About Len: Len May brings more than 25 years of cannabis and genomics experience to Endocanna Health as the CEO & Co-Founder. A pioneer in the medical cannabis industry, May has been instrumental in shaping the current legislation and culture. He has held past positions as President of the Cannabis Action Network and Board Member and Lifetime Member of California Cannabis Association. May is the current chair of the CBDIA science board and is a stakeholder in some of the industry’s most iconic brands.
Cannabis Conversations with Al Harrington, aka--The King of Cannabis
The Ben Joravsky Show
Meet Al Harrington, aka--The King of Cannabis. For 16 years, he was an NBA star for the Indiana Pacers, New York Knicks, Denver Nuggets and other teams. For the last several years, he's been the CEO of Viola Brands, a cannabis company. He and Ben and Lisa Solomon talk all things reefer, including how Al's grandmother helped him realize the healing powers of a joint. Also, the need to cut Black entrepreneurs into the expanding marijuana market.
Al reflects on his younger days and how it made him better as an NBA player.--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/appSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/dreamchasers-podcast/support
ENDLESS HUSTLE, EP. 6: NBA Veteran Turned Marijuana Mogul Al Harrington
Hustlers! Today we speak with former Ex-Pacer Al Harrington about how he became a titan in the marijuana industry after getting his grandmother high. We also talk about the first time he got stoned in the league, his relationship with Larry Bird, Michael Jordan's ruthless trash talking, retirement, and much more! Don't forget to subscribe and review. PEACE.
S2 | EP6 | NBA Vet & Entrepreneur Al Harrington Talks Fatherhood, Voila Brands, Business, & More.
Dear Fathers Podcast
In this episode we chopped it up with former NBA Vet and current entrepreneur Al Harrington. We got the opportunity to talk about everything from fatherhood, how his relationship with his father impacted him, how CBD helped change his grandmothers life and how it led to his company Viola Brands, and much more. With Al being a big advocate for CBD, find out what he feels about his kids when it comes to smoking and the use of CBD. Al also dove deep into his journey to the NBA and some of his favorite moments of his career. Tap in for a great conversation, let's vibe! This Episode is Sponsored by Black Santa. Host - Matthew Kirby (@meand3kirbys) Cohost - Co-Founder, Jesse Alex (@meetjessealex) Song by - Jayson Lyric feat. Taylor Morgan "Yellow Brick Road" Production - Bryant J. Martin (@bryant.martin_ph) For more: Follow @dear.fathers on Instagram | dearfathers.com