Retired NBA Legend, Hall Of Famer, 12-time NBA All-Star, Analyst for NBA TNT and Cannabis Entrepreneur, Isiah Thomas made headlines investing $3M into Cannabis company One World Pharma Inc.
According to reports, the funding will provide an opportunity to build a THC/CBD extraction facility in Columbia. This investment will make Isiah Thomas the largest minority business owner in the Pan-American, joining a handful of athletes that have embarked on similar endeavours.
“There are few, if any, reliable, industrial scale, global supply chain companies in this space and we intend to be one. I am pleased to initiate this next chapter of growth”-I Thomas
Today, Isaiah Thomas is the CEO and Vice Chairman of One World Pharma Board Directors.
“Mr. Thomas is the ideal person to lead us in this new phase as we commence commercial sales and revenues, lending to our cause his international business experience, myriad relationships, and commitment to winning.”-Ken Perego, Exec Chmn, One World Pharma
Athletes across the globe are investing, partnering and creating unique brands to usher the cannabis industry forward.
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Isiah Thomas : Isiah Thomas is a Hall of Fame retired Professional NBA Player. Part of the Detroit Pistons, Isiah lead the “Bad Boys” to the 1988’89 and 89’90 champions. After retiring, Isiah stayed in the NBA as an executive with the Toronto Raptors, a television commentator, an executive with the Continental Basketball Association, head coach of the Indiana Pacers and an executive and head coach for the New York Knicks. In 2015 Isiah was named the president and part owner of the Knicks WNBA sister team.
World Pharma Inc. : One World Pharma Inc., focuses on producing and manufacturing raw cannabis and hemp plant ingredients for medical and industrial uses worldwide. It intends to cultivate, process and supply crude cannabis oil, distillate, and isolate to customers’ specification, as well as hemp plant biomass. The company was founded in 2017 and is headquartered in Las Vegas.