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About Cannabis and Hemp Insider

Cannabis and Hemp Insider is a program of FC Global Strategies.

FC Global Strategies has a long history of enabling privately-held and publicly-held businesses globally to achieve their business and financial objectives.

Over the decades, FC Global Strategies and its principals have assisted hundreds of companies and projects in the United States, Spain, Morocco, Israel, Germany, China, Canada, Hong Kong, and Brazil with their business, financial and cross-border objectives.  ​

Jeffrey Friedland as a panelist at a cannabis event in Tel  Aviv
Jeffrey Friedland, as a panelist at a Bloomberg event in London
Jeffrey Friedland with Professor Raphael Mechoulam of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the scientist who first isolated THC.

Senior Management 

Jeffrey Friedland, CEO
FC Global Strategies

Jeffrey Friedland was the chief executive officer and a director of a NASDAQ listed financial services company, a director of a Nasdaq-listed agribusiness company, a director of a New York Stock Exchange-listed company, and the chairman of the supervisory board of a Hong Kong-based company listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

He was a producer and host of Moneytime, a show featuring interviews with CEOs of Nasdaq-listed companies, which was aired on Financial News Network. Financial News Network was purchased by NBC and renamed CNBC.

Mr. Friedland’s company Response Television was a joint venture partner with a direct response advertising agency subsidiary of London-based Saatchi & Saatchi to produce infomercials. At the time Saatchi & Saatchi was the world's largest advertising agency.

Mr. Friedland was an owner of two retail cannabis stores and a grow facility in Colorado, among the first to open in Colorado on January 1, 2014.  He was also a founder and CEO of a publicly-traded cannabinoid research company, a founder of Israel Plant Sciences - an Israel-based company focused on plant breeding and genetics, a founder of a manufacturer and marketer of CBD products, and an early investor in three Canadian cannabis licensed producers all of which became publicly-traded.


Mr. Friedland is also an inventor of an issued US patent for the "Methods and compositions of treating dystrophies and myotonia" with a formulation consisting of cannabinoids and terpenes.


He 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, and Forbes.


Mr. Friedland has been a speaker or panelist at cannabis events in London, Tel Aviv, New York, Fort Lauderdale, Los Angeles, Denver, Portland, San Francisco and San Jose. ​


Mr. Friedland is the author of Marijuana: The World’s Most Misunderstood Plant, which is available in print and Kindle editions at Amazon.


As a staunch advocate of entrepreneurship, Mr. Friedland's focus has been on enabling entrepreneurs to achieve their dreams, whether they're a start-up, early-stage company or growing company.

Jeffrey Friedland at a cannabis grow facility in Ontario, Canada
Jeffrey Friedland, as a panelist at a Cowen and Company cannabis event in New York
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