CHICAGO, Dec. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ —

First Harvest Financial is a private equity fund manager headquartered in Tampa, FL that recently celebrated its expansion to two new office locations in Chicago, IL and Boca Raton, FL.

First Harvest Financial offers a portfolio approach for accredited investors to invest in legal cannabis-related companies.  The Firm’s mission is to support strong management teams with successful track records from other industries, with the goal to help increase the quality of life for patients who can benefit from medical cannabis therapies.

The firm’s new offices in Chicago and Boca Raton increase the firm’s reach to connect legal cannabis companies seeking growth capital to accredited investors seeking the opportunity to participate in the fastest growing sector in the U.S. (up 74% in 2014 according to a recent Forbes article).

“We are fortunate to be an early entrant in the legal cannabis capital markets, which allows us to seek and fund the best proven companies in the cannabis space,” said Kevin Gillespie, President and Portfolio Manager of First Harvest Financial. “Our focus is on disruptive companies that exhibit strong growth and have scalable potential to be much more profitable than they are today.”

Launching a legal medical marijuana company in today’s economy takes strategy, planning and expert guidance that First Harvest Financial provides to its portfolio companies and offers to investors seeking to tap into the tremendous potential of the legal cannabis sector.

First Harvest Financial strongly believes, as seen during the time of the prohibition repeal of alcohol in 1930s, that it is only a matter of time before medical cannabis becomes fully legalized in the U.S. and the primary choice of those seeking medical therapies for a wide range of ailments.

First Harvest Financial and its team, enables legal cannabis-related products, services and technologies to come to market through its funding platform. The firm’s philosophy is to work closely with visionary entrepreneurs and investors to improve the daily lives of individuals that need the therapeutic benefits found inside the 5,000+ year old cannabis plant. Its expansion brings the firm one step closer towards its vision.

About First Harvest Financial

First Harvest Financial manages a private equity fund investing in legal cannabis-related companies, primarily medical cannabis-based solutions.  The company provides accredited investors a diversified portfolio approach to investing in ancillary businesses related to the cannabis sector.  For more information, please visit:

SOURCE First Harvest Financial