Viola was founded by Al Harrington, a former NBA player.
Our focus is to empower minority ownership by creating a coalition of minority investors who own and operate Viola.
Viola constantly focuses on our community including producing initiatives like feeding over 20,000 people across four markets in 2019 through a series of events, partnerships and Food Drives.
To date, we have committed over $500,000 to partner with, fund and guide six applicants through Phase 1 as well as 20 applicants through Phase 2 of our Social Equity Program in Los Angeles.
Viola produces a wide range of individual products in California, Oregon, Michigan and Colorado.
Al Harrington is quickly making his mark as a CBD mogul after first launching his company, Harrington Wellness, in February 2018.
According to the ACLU, Blacks are 3.73 times more likely than whites to be arrested for marijuana.
“We’re trying to change the stigma and change people’s lives,” Harrington said, adding, “especially when Cannabis was something used to destroy our community.”