CANNAINVESTOR Magazine December / January 2016 - Page 139

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 operating businesses and made venture investments in the cannabis industry in California, Colorado, and Canada. INTIVA’s primary focus is the leasing of proprietary CO2 supercritical extraction systems to cannabis growers, extractors and edible products manufacturers; and the formulation and manufacturing of proprietary products that include the non-psychoactive cannabinoid, CBD. INTIVA also has investments in two Canadian cannabis growers licensed as “Licensed Producers” under Canada Health Canada regulations.

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.

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