It shouldn’t be surprising that Al Harrington, co-founder of Viola Brands, used a basketball metaphor to talk about the need for diversity in the cannabis industry.
After all, the New Jersey native is a former first-round NBA draft pick and played 16 seasons, before launching an extract brand.
“It’s like playing the Golden State Warriors and giving them a 30-point lead heading into the fourth quarter,” Harrington told the more than 200 people at CannaGather NJ in Trenton on Oct. 30.
Harrington was emphasizing the need for the industry to be more inclusive.
“Diversity means everyone has a shot,” Harrington said.