| Posted on Mon, January, 27th 2014 by THCFinder
Facts and studies are hard to deny. As more information about marijuana is released, it becomes harder for those that doubt to continue their disregard for the simple truth; that cannabis can help to better life for the human race. Ever so slowly, the enlightenment of this fact spreads not just in the US but all over the world, a fact which has been made apparent by Patrick Moen, a former DEA agent who's genuinely switched side because he didn't feel like he was fighting the right fight. Moen, among others, are beginning to realize that fighting against marijuana is a losing battle.
While most DEA members are very vocal about their disdain for marijuana, Moen recently decided to abandon his position at the DEA to work with a Seattle. Washington based company called Privateer Holdings. It's an investment firm that primarily deals in the cannabis industry, funding small businesses that are trying to get in to the legal weed business. Privateer Holdings has been working with these new companies since 2010 and Moen saw it as a chance to get involved with a positive change. Even after ten years with the DEA, he realized that this change is inevitable and he wanted to help.
Moen said that over the course of his years spent at the DEA, he began to realize that "targeting marijuana was not an effective use of resources". Common knowledge to stoners everywhere, as arresting the basically harmless potheads while hardcore drug addicts rob pharmacies and get away with it seems to be a common occurrence. Moen actually supervised teams of DEA agents in both Washington and Oregon, working to put cannabis users behind bars. However, Moen told the Wall Street Journal that "the potential social and financial returns are enormous".
Support like this is what the cannabis community needs to convince the more stubborn people about the benefits of the plant. Having a DEA agent that has been in the business for over a decade, learning and listening to the war on drugs, decide that he would rather support the marijuana industry is huge. Others have changed their views on the subject as well, like the highest ranking DEA agent in Oregon until 2010, Paul Schmidt, another officer that quit and is now working as a medical marijuana business consultant. If more people like Moen and Schmidt come forward, it could really help to boost the positive light that cannabis seems to be basking in lately.