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Old 02-19-2017, 07:27 PM #1
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Former DEA agents now selling legal pot, there is something really wrong here WTF!

Former DEA Agent Patrick Moen — whose career with the Drug Enforcement Administration went up in smoke when he joined the lucrative legal marijuana industry.
Moen is the second DEA agent with Oregon ties to make the once-unthinkable jump to the marijuana industry. Paul Schmidt, who once served as the highest-ranking DEA agent in Oregon, then after working as a state inspector of medical pot dispensaries in Colorado is now working as a medical marijuana business consultant.

Schmidt, who testified as a federal drug agent in marijuana cases throughout the region, including Washington, Colorado and Wyoming, said he saw marijuana as the “least of the evils”
Really he saw $$$$$$$$$ signs in his head!
Next month Schmidt will hold a series of seminars around the state advising prospective medical marijuana retailers about Oregon's new dispensary law. The $95 per-person seminars will include "fresh perspectives on the developing cannabis market," according to the flier.

Moen, for his part, told The Seattle Times he has not used marijuana in the last 20 years.
Is he saying more than 20 yrs ago he used cannabis?
Sounds to me like he was a pot smoker turned DEA...WTF!
Now after putting people in jail for pot for many years he is now in the Cannabiz.


"It's extremely ironic," said Hilary Bricken, a Seattle-based marijuana business lawyer. "You go from cracking skulls to supporting the very effort that you once vowed to entirely destroy.

“It is disappointing when law enforcement officers, sworn to uphold the laws of the United States with honor, courage and integrity, abandon their commitment to work in an industry involved in trafficking marijuana,” Seattle-based DEA Special Agent-in-Charge Matthew Barnes told Reuters.
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Do you think this will help protect them for legal troubles?
Do you think he still talks to the other members of the DEA?
Talk about having the DEA on your payroll..LOL
In the old days we would refer to this as paying off the cops.
In this case no bribe is needed, just put them on the payroll easy-peasy.
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Old 02-19-2017, 07:37 PM #2
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I think he's perfectly qualified to do what he's doing now, consulting with cannabizes about how to stay legal. It makes sense to use his knowledge and experience to help others avoid the pitfalls of Federal law.

I think it's still funny that LEOs are not allowed to use cannabis. Cannabis use is a immediate disqualifier for those seeking a LE job. They want their people squeeky clean. Of course undercover agents are allowed to indulge, no?

And yes, it's possible his DEA connections could help bizes who might already be under investigation.

Plus it indicated just how involved the DEA is in extra-legal activities, like transport and sale of illegal drugs to fund whatever they want funded (including vacation homes, new SUVs, etc.) Because they're the DEA they are immune to oversight all these decades apparently.
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Having the DEA as your enforcer, it would be easy as pie to eliminate your competition.
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Does it really help to hire this hypocrite ... or do his old buddies at the dea have a target on his back now for being such a hypocrite to both sides ? Could just bring more unwanted attention ..... so you may gain some knowledge from him .. but you could be setting yourself up for tough times. Think i would just pass this guy up.
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I wouldn't waste time worrying about this guy, their fate is already sealed. Wait and see what she brings him.
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Former DEA agents now selling legal pot, there is something really wrong here WTF!
it's been the plan all along. until they control it you can't have it; legislation, enforcement.

"fast and furious" proved it. USA AG Holder caught sending weapons to the Sinaloa Drug cartel. take out the opposition (us here at ic for instance) and corner the market. Vietnam was about cornering the Asian opium. Afghanistan is about controlling the opium there. Big Pharma will enter the legal cannabis market like they do in the legal opioid trade.

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ppl around the world need to realize that criminals are placed in positions of authority. Psychopathic criminals.

cannabis is no exception.
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How hypocrite it may seem. My believe is that anyone in life deserves to change after seeing the light and be able to change yourself accordingly.

One of the biggest contenders has joined our side. This is again a great victory for the cannabis movement. We don't have to complain about the hypocrisy but we should be hailing succes!
Let us greet him as a brother and make him feel welcome. I'm sure his knowledge is very valuable and usefull to many in the Cannabis world.

So, welcome aboard my brother. I wish you the very best and much succes in the new road you took in life.

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Anyone else think it would be odd to sit and smoke with an ex-DEA agent?
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The way this particular individual flip flops on their personal agenda only shows one thing...

Pure greed... The greedy fuckin pothead became a DEA agent to destroy potheads then reversed their decision based soley upon the $$$$ involved. It quite obvious, or at least it seems to be.

If the tides change for the worse... Who's willing to put dollars up saying that this guy would flip again?
I for damn sure would!
This guy has zero principles!
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