Viola Closes $16 Million Investment Round Led By Gotham Green Partners

Viola Al Harrington

CALIFORNIA: Viola, a national leader in the production and sale of premium quality cannabis products founded by NBA veteran Al Harrington, today announced the closing of a $16 million funding round led by Gotham Green Partners. The investment firm, known for its financial support of some of the most reputable cannabis companies in the industry, is the first institutional Read the full article…

Ravens’ Eugene Monroe Donates $10,000 To Marijuana Research

Monroe told CNN last week that the NFL needs to change its stance on marijuana and take a look at the drug's possible benefits as it relates to pain relief and possibly concussions.

MARYLAND: Baltimore Ravens offensive tackle Eugene Monroe urged NFL players to donate to marijuana research on Tuesday morning, a day after an NFL official acknowledged a link between football-related head trauma and chronic traumatic encephalopathy. Monroe tackled the issue on Twitter: Realm of Caring Foundation is an organization committed to researching the health benefits of marijuana and educating the public Read the full article…

NFL GM Says ’30 To 40 Percent Of Players In This Draft Class Use Marijuana Regularly’

Now NFL teams must weigh their evaluations of the players’ abilities against their concerns about character issues and possible future suspensions. For some teams, decisions on Ray and/or Gregory, who failed a drug test at the NFL draft combine in February, will come down to how they feel about usage of the drug in question, marijuana.

One of the many subplots for the NFL draft, which starts with Thursday’s first round, is where a pair of highly regarded defensive prospects, Shane Ray and Randy Gregory, will go. Both players are prized for their abilities to get to opposing quarterbacks, but both have also admitted to marijuana use, in Ray’s case just days Read the full article…