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

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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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