Senior Management

"Strategy doesn't exist without tactics" - Jeffrey Friedland

Jeffrey Friedland

CEO - FC Global Strategies LLC


Jeffrey Friedland was the chief executive officer and a director of a NASDAQ listed financial services company, a director of a New York Stock Exchange-listed mining company, and the chairman of the supervisory board of a Hong Kong-based retailer company on the European Union Regulated Market of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. 


Mr. Friedland was an owner of two retail cannabis stores and a grow facility in Colorado, 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 Canada-based Phyto Brands, a manufacturer and marketer of CBD products, and an early investor in three Canadian cannabis licensed producers. 

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 also hosts Cannabis and Hemp Insider Webinars, free educational cannabis, hemp, and CBD events that are held weekly.  He also hosts Cannabis and Hemp Insider Showcase, video interviews with management of companies providing products, technology, or services for cannabis, hemp, and CBD companies. 


He hosts Meet the CEO Videos, featuring interviews with management of start-up, early-stage, growing, and middle-market companies. 

Mr. Friedland has been a speaker or panelist at conferences and events throughout North America, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia.

Mr. Friedland is the author of two books, All Roads Lead to China - An Investor Road Map to the World's Fastest-Growing Economy, and Marijuana: The World's Most Misunderstood Plant. (Both books are 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 established and growing company.

Jeffrey Friedland as a panelist at a Cowen and Company sponsored event in New York

Jeffrey Friedland as a panelist at a family office  investment conference in New York.

Jeffrey Friedland at a Colorado hemp farm in 2014

Jeffrey Friedland at an Ontario, Canada Licensed Marijuana Producer

Jeffrey Friedland's latest book, Marijuana: The World's Most Misunderstood Plant, is available in print and Kindle editions at Amazon.  

Jeffrey Friedland with Professor Raphael Mechoulam of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, who isolated THC and CBD, and discovered the human endocannabinoid system

Jeffrey Friedland with colleagues in Beijing in 2011.

Jeffrey Friedland with colleagues at the FC office in Beijing in 2008.

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