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The challenges of California's legal cannabis industry

Updated: Dec 26, 2020

Commentary by Jeffrey Friedland

Jeffrey Friedland is CEO of FC Global Strategies which provides services and programs to early-stage, and entrepreneurial growth-oriented companies in the US and globally. The firm’s primary focus is on the cannabis, hemp, CBD, renewable energy, and technology sectors.

FC Global Strategies’ services for the cannabis, hemp, and CBD industries include services for:

Hemp growers and processors

Cannabis growers, processors/extractors and dispensaries and retailers.

Manufacturers and marketers of products that include CBD.

Institutional, family office, private equity, and venture capital investors with cannabis, hemp or CBD portfolio companies

Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) companies interested in adding hemp seeds, hemp seed oil and/or CBD to food, beverage, nutritional supplements, and cosmetics.

Detailed information on these services is available at

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