Viola Extracts and PayQwick Announce Agreement to Bring Business-to-Business Electronic Payments to Colorado


MJBizCon Expo and Convention in Las Vegas, November 15, 2017 Viola Extracts, a leading provider of shatter, wax and live resins, and PayQwick, Inc., the leader in seed-to-sale electronic payments for the legal marijuana industry, today announced their agreement bring electronic B2B payments to Colorado.

Viola Extracts, named after former NBA star Al Harrington’s beloved grandmother who started using medicinal cannabis to treat her glaucoma, has been getting paid in cash when delivering its highly sought after extracts to medical and retail marijuana stores in Colorado. “Dealing with all that cash is not only difficult and inefficient for my business, but it put everyone’s safety at risk,” said Al Harrington, Viola’s founder. “As soon as we learned about PayQwick, we signed up right away. We want our customers paying through PayQwick, and as we expand into other states, we want PayQwick with us each step of the way.”

PayQwick’s payment hub allows legal marijuana businesses to pay each other electronically, thereby eliminating cash and ensuring marijuana businesses are getting paid immediately and efficiently upon delivery. “We are thrilled to be working with Viola Extracts and Al, clear leaders in the cannabis industry. Viola Extracts particularly valued its ability to get paid with just a swipe of a finger using PayQwick’s smartphone or tablet computer app,” said Keith Marks, PayQwick’s co-founder and CEO.

Mr. Harrington will be at PayQwick’s exhibitor booth (#3717) from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday at the MJBizCon Expo and Convention in Las Vegas, November 15-17.

Viola is currently operating in Colorado and will be expanding into Oregon in December 2017, followed by California and Michigan in 2018. Mr. Harrington, who recently released The Concept of Cannabis, a video about his personal cannabis story produced by Uninterrupted (, also is launching Harrington Wellness ( Harrington Wellness is a CBD line of products specifically engineered toward athletes.

PayQwick is currently licensed to operate in Washington, Oregon and Arizona, and has begun operations in Colorado. PayQwick is expanding into California, Nevada, Michigan and Alaska in 2018.

For more information about Viola, visit Viola is always working on new products as it studies the cutting edge of innovation in the medical cannabis industry.

For more information about PayQwick, visit The PayQwick app for cannabis businesses can be downloaded in the Apple App and Google Play stores. 

About Viola Extracts

Founded in 2014, Viola Extracts is a Denver based cannabis extraction company dedicated to providing elite shatter, wax and live resins to the medical industry. Specializing in BHO, Viola works with quality dispensaries to provide patients with clean, effective concentrates.

About PayQwick

Founded in 2014, PayQwick brings proven payment processing, cash management and banking services to the licensed medical and adult-use (recreational) marijuana industries. PayQwick is a proprietary technology and regulatory compliance platform that sets the “gold standard” for providing financial services to the marijuana industry.