Former Giants star Tiki Barber backing cannabis startups, sees NFL application


Former NFL running back Tiki Barber is ready to embark on his next business venture by investing in young marijuana and cannabis startups.

“It’s simply a business opportunity,” Barber told Fox Business. “We wanted to put a group together that could attack this cannabis space in an intelligent way that makes sense for not only the business opportunity but also for minority communities and create a message of social progress.”

As co-founder of Grove Group Management, Barber is hoping to help startups overcome evolving regulations on the marijuana business. A main area where he wants to change the conversation is within the NFL.

“We’ve seen the punitive nature with which the NFL attacks users of cannabis and I believe a lot of these guys are just self-medicating,” Barber explained. “They don’t want to be caught in the opioid addiction crisis that has affected a lot of

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