Category Archives: community

How Al Harrington Is Helping Build a Black-Owned Weed Industry

“We’re pioneering something,” says the former NBA star and founder of Viola cannabis, who says he wants to create 100 Black millionaires by funding new businesses. At the end of 2011, Al Harrington’s 79-year-old grandmother Viola came to visit. When the Denver Nuggets star discovered that she was taking multiple medications for glaucoma, diabetes, and […]

‘Giving Back Is Not Even A Question;’ Cannabis Shop New Dia Plans To Open In Worcester With $5,000 Community Donation

Ross Bradshaw has plenty of memories from the plaza at 118 Cambridge St. in Worcester. In the mornings, Bradshaw’s father used to take him and his sister to a since-closed cafe there. Now, that plaza is home to New Dia, a cannabis shop Bradshaw is opening with sights set on giving back to the community, […]

Taxes From Cannabis Sales To Help Groups Serving Communities Affected By War On Drugs

Consumers who buy cannabis products in Illinois may help reduce the number of carjackings, shootings and other forms of violence that occur in parts of Chicago, the south suburbs and other areas of the state. That’s the theory behind a groundbreaking program billed as the nation’s first of its kind. The innovative concept in restorative […]