May 15, 2019
May 15, 2019
As Founder of premium cannabis company Viola Inc., Al Harrington is the mastermind behind the brand named after and inspired by his grandmother, Viola Harrington. After seeing how cannabis helped Viola who was a sufferer of various ailments including glaucoma and diabetes, Al worked with a team of industry leaders to create a cannabis brand that is founded in purpose.
Overseeing Viola’s carefully curated cultivation, extraction, and production processes, Al has
brought the most premium cannabis products to market. In 2018, Al launched Harrington
Wellness, a company that manufactures non-psychoactive cannabinoid products, as well as a third company Butter Baby, that makes cannabis edibles. All three companies are under the Harrington Group umbrella.
While in and after the NBA, Al Harrington has been a strategic investor in startups across the cannabis market. Prior to his entrepreneurship, Al Harrington was a professional basketball player for 16 seasons playing in the NBA. He played for the Indiana Pacers, Atlanta Hawks, Golden State Warriors, New York Knicks, Denver Nuggets, Orlando Magic, and Washington Wizards. He briefly played with the Fujian Sturgeons of the Chinese Basketball Association. Al was first drafted at the age of 18, making him one of the youngest NBA players in history.
Al Harrington is currently an active member of the Minority Cannabis Business Association
(MCBA), the Cannabis Trade Federation, and Tidal Royalty’s Advisory Board.