76ers legend Allen Iverson will get his own strain of cannabis, but there’s a devastating catch
A source close to The Liberty Line has confirmed Sixers legend Allen Iverson’s partnership with cannabis company Viola Brands. (Sure, that source is a Philly Voice article, but if other guys in this town use ESPN reports as a “source” and get rewarded, why can’t I?) My distaste for fraudulent blue checkmarks aside, this multi-year deal is pretty exciting stuff for our guy AI.
I love to see AI go out and secure the bag. With a whopping nine years left until he has access to his famous Reebok-provided retirement fund, AI has been racking up the endorsements. My man is out here doing what he can to line his pockets until the ultimate direct deposit hits. Talk about a high business IQ.
He’s not the first athlete or celebrity with a signature strain of the jazz cabbage. However, when it comes to the cannabis industry, it’s better late than never. He’s joining guys like Snoop Dogg, Willie Nelson, Princess Diana (weird but true), and Family Matters star Jaleel White in the noble pursuit of selling green to get green.
And, honestly, this is huge for Viola Brands too. Allen Iverson is one of the most recognizable names for those of age to use cannabis products and will have a massive impact on the brand’s ability to market to the consumer.
If you see a bag of dank with AI’s name and face on it right next to a bag with no branding, and the THC percentage, nug size, smell, and other measurables are the same, you’re smoking the first jawn 420 times out of 420, no questions asked. It’d be a no-brainer for any Sixers fan for sure, or so you’d think.
Unfortunately, while much of Allen Iverson’s professional basketball career took place in Philadelphia, fans in the fine Commonwealth of Pennsylvania – and neighboring Dirty Jerz – won’t be able to enjoy his signature strain. If a Sixers fan wants to tango with this particular Green Lady, they’ll most likely have to travel to California, Colorado, Michigan, Oregon, or Washington. At this time, these are the only states where the brand produces its sticky icky.
Is it kind of bogus Philly-area folks with the proper medical documentation can’t toke on AI’s electric lettuce? Absolutely. First, the cringe-worthy PointsBet ads for a service not available in PA, now this? It really is upsetting. Obviously, this isn’t nearly as bad, it’s actually absurdly cool, but it’s disappointing we can’t support our guy in his illicit but legal branding endeavors.
However, you really can’t blame AI for this one. This one is on Ronald Reagan and his “war” on drugs. Well, if by war you mean losing more and more ground despite spending billions, all while the cartel reaps the profits instead of the American people, then sure. But I digress.
Thanks to creepy Uncle Ron and the people that made Reefer Madness, no marijuana – recreational or medicinal – can be legally shipped across state lines. So either Sixers fans will have to make a pilgrimage, OR Allen Iverson will need to convince the company to start a grow-op in PA. I can think of a few basements in Philadelphia that would be the perfect starting point.
Thanks to the Federales, the strain will debut in California, as I assume that’s where the first batch of plants is being grown. I have little doubt it will be a massive success. Even in Los Angeles, where AI hit them with “The Stepover,” I guarantee there will be a line of good-hearted but delusional Laker fans wearing weird half-and-half AI x Kobe jerseys looking to smoke on that sweet, sweet Mary Jane.
Hopefully, this archaic legislation changes, and those in Philly can toke on Allen Iverson’s signature reefer. Until then, we’ll be looking for The Answer to:
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