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This Former DEA Agent Is Going to Work in the Marijuana Business

Jeannie Herer

Patrick Moen is a 36-year-old former supervisor at the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency, where, until recently, he led a team based in Portland that fought methamphetamine and heroin traffickers.

Now, he is embarking on a career change. A rather dramatic one. The Wall Street Journal reports today in a delightful article that Moen has become the in-house lawyer at Privateer Holdings Inc., "a private-equity firm that invests solely in businesses tied to the budding legal marijuana industry."

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  • Alessandra RizzottiAlessandra Rizzotti

    This is absolutely fascinating. It's great that he's legitimizing the business in a way, by finding opportunities to make the buying, selling, and growing of marijuana less shady.