I’m Jesse Redmond, a lifelong investor based in California. I have 25 years of professional experience spanning investing and cannabis. I began my career at Franklin Templeton, was an early employee at Fisher Investments, and spent most of my time managing hedge-fund portfolios.
I changed course in 2016 when my dad’s chronic-pain problems became unmanageable. He began seeing a cannabis doctor, and I saw his condition improve, and his whole life enhanced. Witnessing the changes inspired me to dedicate the second half of my career to cannabis and helping others.
My first move was to start a retail cannabis dispensary. During this period, I had sole responsibility for buying decisions, designing a menu, and building partnerships with farms and manufacturers. In 2020, I started Higher Calling consulting to blend the cannabis and investment knowledge. In this business, I help high-net-worth individuals, family offices, and institutions find the best cannabis investments.
Today, I run Higher Calling, write this website, and co-host CEO Interviews on Seeking Alpha.