Former National Basketball Association player and coach Isiah Thomas, through ISIAH International, LLC, is investing $3 million into One World Pharma, Inc. a licensed, pure-play hemp and cannabis ingredient producer based in Colombia.
Thomas currently serves as One World’s vice chairman and CEO.
The investment will be used to build out an extraction facility and obtain additional Good Agricultural Practices certification for THC-rich cannabis seeds. ISIAH has already provided One World $250,000 and the remainder of the funds will be disbursed over six months.
“After extensive analysis of Colombia, the world market and these most recent developments at the Company, I passionately believe there is a tremendous opportunity to build a world class, valuable, enviro6nmentally and socially conscious company that is a significant player in the global cannabis and industrial hemp industries. 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.” – Thomas in a press release
One World was founded in 2017 and has corporate offices in both Colombia and Las Vegas, Nevada.
Thomas played 13 NBA seasons with the Detroit Pistons, winning championships in 1989 and 1990. He was a 12-time All-Star, 2-time All-Star Game Most Valuable Player, and Finals MVP in 1990. Thomas also coached the Indiana Pacers and New York Knicks.
He is joined by former NBA players Chris Webber, Al Harrington, Larry Hughes, John Salley, and Shawn Kemp as having investment in – or ownership of – a cannabis company.
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