Ex-DEA agent who switched teams to work for venture-backed marijuana startup talks about what’s best for America


Patrick Moen worked for the Drug Enforcement Agency for 10 years before he accepted a job at the most heavily-funded legal marijuana startup in the United States, and probably the world.

From working as a criminal investigator specializing in multi-state wire-taps and international cocaine, methamphetamine, and heroin tracking operations, he became general counsel at Seattle-based Privateer Holdings, a cannabis private equity firm which in April closed a $75 million round led by Founders Fund.

Earlier this year we spoke with Moen to try to understand what his new day-to-day operations look like, and why he believes legalizing marijuana on a Federal level is what’s best for the United States.

Read the interview with Upstart’s Michael del Castillo


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