Meet the Financier Behind a Hot Pot Stock

There are now at least 130 public companies that claim to be in the pot business, and most of them are so-called penny stocks, defined by the SEC as stocks trading for less than $5 a share. They often trade in the risky and potentially lucrative over-the-counter market. Brendan Kennedy, chief executive officer of Privateer Holdings, a firm that invests in the marijuana industry, says he shuns the public companies. “They’re full of shenanigans and charlatans,” Kennedy says. “Most of them will revert to zero.”

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