"A disproportionate number of minority communities are affected by misdemeanor marijuana offenses," said Tiki Barber, the ex-Giants running back turned sportscaster/entrepreneur who teamed up with Kevin Shin, a financial services veteran.

With a majority of Americans supporting the legalization of cannabis, an industry once viewed as an outpost for pariahs and stoners is rapidly gaining momentum as a viable and potentially lucrative sector within the business community.

In the past year, a slew of cannabis-focused investment firms, many headed by former Wall Street suits, have popped up on the canvas.

Yet there's one newly launched firm, Grove Group Management, co-founded by an ex-NFL player, which has another mission, aside from raking in the profits.

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Iris Dorbian ~ Forbes.com

 

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