Jeremy is a senior reporter at Business Insider where he focuses on the emerging cannabis industry.
At BI, Jeremy has covered the bumpy rollout of Canada’s cannabis legalization, the boom in cannabis companies going public in 2018 (and the resulting fallout), multibillion-dollar mergers between cannabis companies and corporations from other industries, the ongoing health effects from vaporizers, the mislabeling of CBD products, and how the world’s largest financial, legal, and political institutions are reacting to and planning for legalization.
He has also gotten scoops and broken news on layoffs affecting cannabis companies, startups raising money, banks and law firms building specialized cannabis practices, tracked which companies and individuals are profiting from cannabis, and profiled some of the top executives, investors, and leaders in the industry.
He is a frequent speaker at cannabis industry conferences, moderating panels and conducting live interviews.
Jeremy joined Business Insider in 2015 after graduating from Bowdoin College and spending time in Nepal. At BI, he covered breaking news, the 2016 election, and science and the environment, before he built up a beat around cannabis. When not working, you can find him surfing Rockaway Beach, climbing at Brooklyn Boulders, or hopefully on a ski trip somewhere snowy.
He was born and raised in Toronto and is based in Brooklyn.
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