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Investment Process

Our investment process involves identifying and becoming deeply knowledgeable about legal cannabis industry sectors which are fragmented and consolidating and then investing in businesses in those sectors that can grow both organically and by acquiring and integrating similar businesses. With offices in Tampa, Boca Raton, and Chicago, we invest principally in the United States, but consider opportunities globally as well.
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Entrepreneur Advancement

Whether you are an existing enterprise or just in the concept phase, working with like-minded strategic partners can be the difference between having mediocre success and achieving market dominance. You have worked hard to bring your vision this far. Advancing your vision to the next phase will require a strategic partner with a synergistic vision to achieve the results you desire.
With over seven decades of private and public finance experience, the First Harvest Team can be that strategic partner you need in order to accomplish your goals.

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We see a world where visionary entrepreneurs and like-minded advocates can succeed together by bringing innovative medical cannabis based therapies to market.



Our Team

First Harvest Financials talented leadership team has extensive operating experience and deep space knowledge achieved from distinguished careers in industry. The team has successfully led organizations, in both challenging turnaround as well as high growth environments within marketing, finance, technology, consulting, and strategic business services.
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Kevin Gillespie
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What the industry is saying about the pro medical cannabis movement

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Industry Insights

United States: Fox Releases National Survey On Cannabis Laws And Regulations

September 26, 2016
Fox Rothschild LLP has recently published a survey on marijuana laws and regulations in response to the growing need for knowledge by…

New Processing Standards for Medical Marijuana Would be set Under Bill Sent to Governor

September 22, 2016
Lawmakers in the state of California intend to send legislation to the governor regarding the manufacture of medical cannabis. At the same…

Harvard Explains the Health Effects of Medical and Recreational Use of Marijuana

September 19, 2016
According to government studies, it is estimated that there are approximately 20 million marijuana users across the United States. Gallup places the…

In Expansion, New York’s Medical Marijuana Program Will Offer Home Delivery

September 12, 2016
The state of New York’s health department is making vast changes to the way its New Yorkers are able to access marijuana.…

Marijuana’s Health Effects Explained—A Look Into Marijuana Research

September 5, 2016
There is some dispute about the true number of American adults who use marijuana—Gallup reports 33 million, while government studies say 20…

Studies Show Evidence that Medical Marijuana Could Replace Opioids

August 29, 2016
Every year, millions of Americans are prescribed opioid painkillers. No matter if its Percocet, Fentanyl, or Vicodin, opioids increase patients’ risk of…

Tuatara Capital Raises $93 Million for Cannabis Industry

August 22, 2016
Tuatara Capital, a private-equity firm in New York, has raised $93 million to invest in the marijuana industry, according to the Wall…

Scotts Miracle-Gro Acquires Hydroponic Companies

August 15, 2016
Scotts Miracle-Gro Co. recently announced its purchase of a Dutch hydroponic company. Scotts spent $135 million in the deal. The Dutch company…

Is Medical Marijuana an Alternative to Painkillers?

August 8, 2016
Adults have long thought of marijuana as a substance kids use for fun; today, those assumptions are changing. Scientific studies, like those…

Italian Parliament Opens Discussion on Legalizing Recreational Marijuana

August 1, 2016
The legalization discussion, while a popular topic as of late in the United States and Canada, is making its way across the…

Medical Marijuana Could Stop Alzheimer’s Development

July 20, 2016
A recent study has scientists wondering if THC, the psychoactive component of cannabis, could cure Alzheimer’s. The study found that THC is…

First Harvest Financial and Dr. Gregory Smith Featured by Yahoo Finance

July 18, 2016
With the support of First Harvest Financial, medical professionals, and medical cannabis enthusiast across the nation, Dr. Gregory Smith released his new…

Florida’s First Medical Cannabis Crop Harvested

July 13, 2016
After months of diligently caring for, coaxing, and finally harvesting the plant, Florida’s first legal harvest of marijuana is packaged and stored.…

The Down Low on Colorado Cannabis Companies

July 11, 2016
While marijuana use has not been legalized in any form at the national level, state laws and regulations regarding the drug have…

Senate Votes to Improve Financial Services for Marijuana Industry

July 4, 2016
The Senate recently voted on a major issue for legal marijuana businesses ad operations. On June 16, the Senate Appropriations Committee voted…

Microsoft Announces Involvement in Legal Cannabis Industry

June 29, 2016
Marijuana legalization has taken on a sort of snowball effect in the United States, with half of the states adapting some type…

From Accepted to Feared: Marijuana’s Evolution

June 23, 2016
Most of us learned about the 1920s’ infamous alcohol prohibition and glamorous speakeasies. What most of us never learned about in school,…

Americans Show Support For Veteran Access to Marijuana

June 16, 2016
Americans have shown increasing support for the legalization of marijuana, especially for medical uses. When it comes to veterans accessing the drug…

DEA to Announce Rescheduling Decision by July

June 9, 2016
The Drug Enforcement Administration is set to announce its decision on rescheduling marijuana by next month. Under the Controlled Substances Act, Marijuana…

Medical Marijuana Stocks Ready for Investment

June 2, 2016
Legalization supporters and objectors alike have come to recognize the economic opportunities that marijuana legalization would bring in the United States. At…

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