ABOUT JEFFREY FRIEDLAND
Jeffrey Friedland first traveled to China in 1988, opened an office for Friedland Capital in China in 2003 and continues to make frequent visits to the Asia-Pacific region and Latin America. He is an author, speaker and thought leader on emerging and frontier markets, the global economy, and the global cannabis industry. His first book, "All Roads Lead to China - An Investor Road Map to the World's Fastest Growing Economy" is available in print and Kindle editions at Amazon.
Mr. Friedland's latest book, Marijuana: The World's Most Misunderstood Plant was published in late 2015.
Mr. Friedland was an owner of two retail marijuana stores and one marijuana grow facility in Colorado. These businesses were the subject of the CNN eight-part reality series, "HIgh Profits," which aired in 2015. Mr. Friedland sold his interests in these businesses in early 2015.
He is also CEO of INTIVA Inc., a multi-faceted company in the worldwide legal cannabis industry. INTIVA has established businesses and made investments in the cannabis industry in California, Colorado and Canada. He is also CEO of INTIVA BioPharma, which is developing cannabinoid-based drugs under U.S. Food & Drug Administration protocols. INTIVA also has investments in two Canadian cannabis growers licensed as “Licensed Producers” under Health Canada regulations and has an investment in Israel-based OWC Pharmaceutical Research.
He is also a board member of Israel-based CannRX, a company focused on cannabis-based pharmaceutical development.
Mr.Friedland has been the chief executive officer and a director of a NASDAQ listed financial services company, a director of a New York Stock Exchange-listed company with all of its business operations in China, and the chairman of the supervisory board of a Hong Kong based company with a stock market listing on the European Union Regulated Market of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.
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.
Mr. Friedland has been a frequent speaker at conferences and events throughout North America, Europe and Asia, including speeches to individual and institutional investors on investments, emerging markets, and the global cannabis industry.