Medical Marijuana Is Coming to NYC—and Needs Finance, Legal, and Health Care Talent (

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to speak with Ari Hoffnung, a former Wall Street banker turned public servant turned medical cannabis entrepreneur. For more than a decade, Hoffnung worked at Bear Stearns, where he was a managing director. Not long after Bear imploded in 2008, Hoffnung went to work for the City of New York as deputy comptroller. After a five-year stint in public service, Hoffnung founded Fiorello Pharmaceuticals, whose mission is to "provide patients suffering from debilitating and life-threatening illnesses with compassionate service and access to high-quality medical-cannabis from trained medical professionals." More>>>