Mr. Jeffrey Friedland

Mr. Jeffrey Friedland

CEO, Friedland Capital Ltd.

Jeffrey Friedland is an emerging market pioneer -- his firm, Friedland Global Capital, was one of the first American investment banks to establish a presence in China -- and is now on the front lines of the cannabis industry. In his book, Marijuana, the World's Most Misunderstood Plant, Mr. Friedland dives into the world of marijuana, discussing what we know and what we still hope to discover.

Mr. Friedland was an owner of two retail marijuana stores in Colorado which were located in the mountain resort towns of Breckenridge and Crested Butte, and a marijuana cultivation facility south of Steamboat Springs, which were featured in CNN's eight-part, 2015 reality series, High Profits.

He is also CEO of INTIVA Inc., a multi-faceted company in the worldwide legal cannabis industry. INTIVA has established businesses and made venture investments in the cannabis industry in California, Colorado, Israel, and Canada. INTIVA also has investments in two Canadian cannabis growers licensed as “Licensed Producers” under Canada's Health Canada regulations, and an Israel-based pharmaceutical development company.

Mr. Friedland is also an adviser to OWC Pharmaceutical Research, a company active in the development of cannabinoid-based drugs in Israel.

Mr. Friedland is a founder of Israel-based, Israel Plant Sciences Ltd., a company that is participating in Israel’s innovative agriculture and medicinal plant sectors and other agricultural related technologies, with an initial focus on medical cannabis.

He is also a board member of Israel-based CannRX, a company focused on the development of cannabis-based pharmaceuticals in Israel; and Kanna Enterprises, a product development, marketing and distribution company whose primary product is CanaGel a unique hemp/CBD oral delivery gel which utilizes a patented delivery system.

Jeffrey Friedland is also the CEO of the financial services firm Friedland Global Capital. Since 1979 the firm has provided corporate finance and strategic advisory services to entrepreneurial companies in emerging markets and assists companies with non-US stock market listings with the establishment of depositary receipt (DR) programs in the United States. The firm has been active in countries including China, Hong Kong, Sri Lanka, Indonesia and Brazil.

He first traveled to China in 1988, opened an office in China in 2003 and continues to make frequent visits to the Asia-Pacific region, including China. In his first book, All Roads Lead to China: An Investor Road Map to the World's Fastest Growing Economy, Mr. Friedland provides an overview of China's economy and the country’s prospects for the future.

Mr. Friedland has been the chief executive officer and a director of a NASDAQ listed financial services company, a director and chairman of the audit committee of a New York Stock Exchange listed company, and chairman of a company listed on the EU-regulated market of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

He is an author, speaker and thought leader on emerging markets, the global economy and the cannabis industry.

Mr. Friedland has been featured or quoted in numerous publications including the Wall Street Journal, Reuters, the New York Times, Bloomberg Television, USA Today, Verslo Zinios (Lithuania), Vercernji (Croatia), International Business Times, the South China Morning Post, the Guam Daily Post, the Forward, the Jewish Week, Quartz, the Jakarta Globe, Israel Daily Television, BreitBart, NBC.com and Forbes.