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    Ex-DEA agent jumps jobs to join marijuana investment firm

    Ex-DEA agent jumps jobs to join marijuanainvestment firm
    By Jonathan Kaminsky 1/20/2014
    SEATTLE (Reuters) - In a decade with the Drug Enforcement Administration,Patrick Moen rose to supervise a team of agents busting methamphetamine andheroin rings in Oregon - before giving it all up to join the nascent legalmarijuana industry in nearby Washington state.

    In November, the former federal drug agent quit his post to work for amarijuana industry investment firm, and says he relishes getting in on theground floor of a burgeoning industry he was once sworn to annihilate.
    http://news.yahoo.com/u-ex-dea-agent-unlikely-role-pot-investment-120446978--finance.html


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    Re: Ex-DEA agent jumps jobs to join marijuana investment firm

    Quote Originally Posted by katsung47 View Post
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    Yesterday they said Iran is dangerous enemy, today they are sitting in same table to negotiate agreement. US changes its face like a lightning.
    Actually both Iran and marijuana were/are slow to be changed and are not even fully changed yet. Do you enjoy your erroneous hype for a reason?
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    Re: Ex-DEA agent jumps jobs to join marijuana investment firm

    Just seems like reasonable recognition of the hypocrisy of having pot be illegal in the first place.

    And a very realistic recognition of the security risks to domestic, legal pot businesses from foreign cartels and local illegal competitors. Who better to deal with that?
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    Re: Ex-DEA agent jumps jobs to join marijuana investment firm

    Quote Originally Posted by katsung47 View Post
    Yesterday they said Iran is dangerous enemy, today they are sitting in same table to negotiate agreement. US changes its face like a lightning.
    In 1980 'they' said Iran was a dangerous enemy... pretty damn slow lightning...

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    Re: Ex-DEA agent jumps jobs to join marijuana investment firm

    Uhh, did the OP paste the wrong story or something? I don't see how Iran is relevant.
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    Re: Ex-DEA agent jumps jobs to join marijuana investment firm

    The Feds make a good profit from drug business. The drug gangs were manipulated by the Feds and play a role to collect money for the Feds. They won't give up the pot business. That's why you saw the agent changes his job. They will still conduct the pot business, even it's now legal.

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    Re: Ex-DEA agent jumps jobs to join marijuana investment firm

    CONFIRMED: The DEA Struck A Deal With Mexico's Most Notorious Drug Cartel
    Michael Kelley Jan. 13, 2014,

    An investigation by El Universal found that between the years 2000 and 2012, the U.S. government had an arrangement with Mexico's Sinaloa drug cartel that allowed the organization to smuggle billions of dollars of drugs while Sinaloa provided information on rival cartels
    The written statements were made to the U.S. District Court in Chicago in relation to the arrest of Jesus Vicente Zambada-Niebla, the son of Sinaloa leader Ismael "El Mayo" Zambada and allegedly the Sinaloa cartel’s "logistics coordinator."

    "The DEA agents met with members of the cartel in Mexico to obtain information about their rivals and simultaneously built a network of informants who sign drug cooperation agreements, subject to results, to enable them to obtain future benefits, including cancellation of charges in the U.S.," reports El Universal, which also interviewed more than one hundred active and retired police officers as well as prisoners and experts.

    Zambada-Niebla also alleged that Operation Fast and Furious was part of an agreement to finance and arm the cartel in exchange for information used to take down its rivals. (If true, that re-raises the issue regarding what Attorney General Eric Holder knew about the gun-running arrangements.)

    The U.S. Government And The Sinaloa Cartel - Business Insider
    DEA is part of drug gangs. They work together.

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    Re: Ex-DEA agent jumps jobs to join marijuana investment firm

    Funny story, for sure.

    But typical of the system, the hand-in-glove system, that is the relationship between government and industry, that we are saddled with today.

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