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Born: 02/17/80
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Fortunately for Harrington, he and his partners managed to make the weed taste like champagne and the rest is history. “One thing about Allen [Iverson] is that he used to smoke back in the day and then he stopped,” Harrington revealed via “No Chill with Gilbert Arenas.” “I was telling him like ‘bro if we do this, you’re gonna have to smoke. He said to me ‘If you make weed tastes like Dom Perignon, I’ll smoke it.’ so that’s what we took and I ran with it.” “I was serious about it and what we did was we were able to find the genetic you know with a company that we’re working with that is a great stomp across with secret cushmits that literally when you first light it up it tastes like you’re sipping champagne,” he continued.
Storyline: Marijuana Use

Al Harrington: 85 percent of the players in the NBA consume cannabis

Al Harrington hopes working with Iverson can be the latest step in cannabis’s long path to acceptability. He’s struggled to sign up corporate sponsors, and to convince active NBA players to promote a drug that’s still illegal in most states in the country. “Even my best friends in the league, they didn’t want parents knowing they smoke or support a cannabis brand,” Harrington tells me. “But, this year will be the year we will be surprised. I know personally of a few athletes that’ll push that line, and say they use and why they use,” Harrington says. He said three “top 20 in the league type guys” are going to do so. “It’ll open up the conversation. These guys do use cannabis on a daily basis and that stigma of, you smoke and you’re unproductive or lazy, that shit goes out the window,” he says. Harrington is a living example, telling me how he smoked when he played in the Big3 League. “Right now in professional sports — being that it’s pretty much allowed in all leagues right now, in some shape, form or fashion — the level of play is still through the roof. 85 percent of the players in the [NBA] smoke, bro. Or use some type of cannabis…It’s a safe and alternative way to deal with shit.”
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“I started smoking cannabis in college. During my sophomore year,” discloses NBA legend Allen Iverson. “Entering my rookie year, I got a hold of something quite strong, and that changed my thought process around smoking.” Now a weed connoisseur, Iverson has joined forces with Al Harrington’s Viola Brands to launch a line of cannabis products and merchandise under The Iverson Collection name.
But it wasn’t always smooth sailing in the marijuana world for Iverson. In fact, the athlete was arrested for pot possession back in 1997. “The first time that I smoked, my high got blown real fast. It was my first day on campus and the coach came up to our apartment looking for me and I was high as hell. I went straight to clean up and everything, and he was only coming up there to check on me because it was my first day on campus. But I was really scared he’d realize I was high. So, my first time smoking was a great feeling up until I found out he was looking for me.”
The relationship between the two NBA legends goes well beyond business, though: It’s very personal. “If I could share a joint with anyone, dead or alive, it would still be Al Harrington,” Iverson asserts. “He’s been on me about weed for years and he’s confident I’ll be alright with the cannabis he shares with me, that it will be right for me. So I trust him; that makes me comfortable.”
Allen Iverson has crossed over into the weed game — the NBA legend has teamed up with Al Harrington to introduce his very own cannabis line … and was honored by his new biz partner with a pretty powerful speech. “The Answer” hosted a bunch of his celebrity fans for the official launch of his Indica-dominant flower — dubbed “96” to reference the year he was drafted — with Harrington’s Viola Brands in L.A. this weekend … and there was plenty of music, drinks, a basketball court and oh yeah, WEED.