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Jeffrey Friedland To Be A Keynote Speaker at “HIgh NY” on May 24th in New York City

May 7, 2017


HIGH NY has been described as the largest cannabis industry networking event in New York City. Jeffrey Friedland will be a keynote speaker at the next HIGH NY event on May 24th.


Jeffrey Friedland, along with other speakers will discuss the difference between the two most important cannabinoids, the non-psychoactive cannabidiol or CBD, and  tetrahydrocannabinol or THC.


The event will be held at Galvanize HQ located on the second floor at 315 Hudson Street. It will start at 7:00 PM. The event will includer dinner, drinks and networking.


Joining Jeffrey Friedland as keynote speakers will be Marvin Washington, the Super Bowl champion, entrepreneur and cofounder of Isodiol Performance, a manufacturer of CBD and hemp-powered sports drinks; and Bradford Beckerman, CEO of Hemp and Humanity, a broker, dealers, manufacturer of hemp materials and hemp-infused, socially focused consumer products.




Founded in 2014, HIGH NY hosts monthly industry education and networking events in New York City.  Today, HIGH NY is New York's largest cannabis industry community with over 2,200 members. More than 150 cannabis industry leaders and entrepreneurs seeking to enter the cannabis industry attend a typical HIGH NY event.  


For more information or tickets to attend the May 24th event, please visit https://www.highny.com/may2017.


Speakers at HIGH NY on May 24th


Jeffrey Friedland is an emerging market pioneer -- his firm, Friedland Capital, was one of the first American investment banks to establish a presence in China -- and he is now on the front lines of the global cannabis industry. He is the author of “Marijuana: The World’s Most Misunderstood Plant” and is a founder and CEO of INTIVA Inc., which has operating businesses and investments in the cannabis industry in California, Colorado and Israel, and an investment in two licensed marijuana producers in Canada. He has been an owner of two recreational marijuana stores and a cultivation facility in Colorado. Friedland is also a director of Israel-based CannRX and an adviser to Israel-based OWC Pharmaceutical Research (OWCP).


Marvin Washington is a Super Bowl champion and co-founder of Isodiol Performance, the makers of CBD and hemp-powered sports drinks. He is a voice for NFL players in the mission to spread the benefits of CBD, particularly to offset adverse effects of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). An advocate for all-natural, non-habit forming cannabis, Washington is speaking out on the topic of using cannabinoids as neuroprotectants as well as an avenue to alleviate the nation’s #1 health epidemic: prescription opioid abuse and addiction. He has also lobbied the NFL Players Association to push for changes in the sport’s drug policies. He is also an ambassador for Athletes For CARE, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness for important issues facing professional athletes and the public at large, including addiction, chronic pain, access to alternative medicines, mental health, CTE and traumatic brain injury.


Bradford Beckerman was a 22 year-old rising business star when a near fatal accident left him with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), and reliant on over 17 drugs to keep from seizing and to manage debilitating pain. Fueled with a desire to break his dependency on pharmaceuticals, Bradford began a successful journey to find natural methods of healing and wellness for himself and others, including creating a thriving business at the forefront of the functional beverage category, sold nationally by Whole Foods. In 2002, Bradford’s journey led him to discover the power of hemp to provide healing and improved health, and he became immersed in the cannabis industry. With hemp, he was able to wean off all man-made pharmaceuticals to become seizure and pain free, and was determined to help others who are seeking organic solutions. As a born entrepreneur, Bradford quickly turned his passion for hemp into a professional life in the cannabis industry. Most recently he became the CEO of the start-up, Hemp and Humanity, a broker/dealer/distributer and manufacturer of hemp materials and hemp-infused consumer goods with a focus on sustainability and social responsibility. With a personal story that offers inspiration and hope, Bradford’s experience and expertise has led him to become one the cannabis industry’s leading authorities.


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