Investment Process
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Investment Process

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

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
CEO | President | Portfolio Manager

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Joel Prackler
VP Strategic Relationships

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Irving Cruz
VP Investor Relations

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Nick Castellano
Senior Analyst

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Hugo D. Aviles
Chief Digital Officer

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Alex Nachman
Senior Advocate

What the industry is saying about the pro medical cannabis movement

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Industry Insights

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…

Medical Marijuana Favored by Majority of Florida Voters

May 30, 2016
A recent poll shows that Floridians overwhelmingly support the legalization of medical marijuana, and most support the legalization of recreational adult marijuana…

Nick Castellano Talks Investment Options For Cannabis Industry

May 28, 2016
In an interview with Amanda Grace of Sprout News, Nick Castellano discussed the details of the investment process for businesses operating in…

NFL Player Unhappy With League’s Stance on Marijuana

May 23, 2016
NFL players have been urging the NFL to allow the use of marijuana for pain management for quite some time now. Now,…

How to Prep for a Florida-based Marijuana Business

May 16, 2016
Florida’s Amendment 2, which would implement a comprehensive medical marijuana program in the Sunshine state, is perhaps the most promising the state…

Colorado Governor Lifts Bond Restrictions For Marijuana Businesses

May 9, 2016
Last year, in Colorado alone, revenue from marijuana reached nearly a billion dollars, and generated $135 million in tax revenue. Though four…

Marijuana Companies Working to Attract Investors

May 2, 2016
The growing marijuana industry does not just provide opportunities for users and entrepreneurs, but also for investors. Though investing in the industry…

New Brain Wave Technology to Improve Medical Marijuana Selection

April 28, 2016
For many patients who rely on medical marijuana to get through their days, finding the right marijuana-based product is like taking a…

Women Aim High in the Cannabis Industry

April 26, 2016
The emerging cannabis industry is thought to be one of the most female-friendly business industries in the US. It’s no secret that…

Cannabis Stocks on the Rise In 2016

April 20, 2016
Economists believe that the conditions are right for stock in the cannabis industry to make a comeback this year. With a growing…

New Options for Investors in the Cannabis Industry

April 13, 2016
Those interested in investing in the cannabis industry no longer have to rely on thinly traded over-the-counter companies. Considering the industry’s impressive…

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