As Ohio became the 24th U.S. state to legalize cannabis for adults this year, more than 50% of the U.S. population now lives in states where marijuana is allowed. MarketWatch senior reporter Steve Gelsi sits down with Boris Jordan, the chairman of the U.S.'s largest legal cannabis company, Curaleaf, about the rise of legal pot and the potential federal re-scheduling of cannabis and what that means for the industry and the public.

Steve Gelsi
Senior Reporter, MarketWatch
Steve Gelsi rejoined MarketWatch in 2021 as banking and cannabis reporter. He's covered Wall Street and private equity since the late 1990s for CBS MarketWatch, The Deal, Buyouts magazine and now MarketWatch.
Boris Jordan
Executive Chairman, Curaleaf
Boris Jordan is an American businessman and the co-founder of Renaissance Capital Group, an international investment and advisory firm and SPK Group, a private equity and advisory group with investments across the United States and Europe. In the early 1990’s, Mr. Jordan was considered a key player in the development of the Russian stock market and was a leader in the privatization of state assets. Mr. Jordan is a longstanding Member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a member of The Board of Trustees of New York University. After founding SPK Group in 1999, Mr. Jordan has led the company in its investments in emerging industries, including investments in Renaissance Insurance, one of the leading insurance groups in the Russian market. Since acquiring majority control of Curaleaf in 2015, Mr. Jordan has been impactful in the Company’s emergence as an industry leader. Mr. Jordan will serve as a member of the Audit Committee of the Resulting Issuer, as well as a member of the Compensation Committee. Mr. Jordan holds a B.A. from New York University.
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