Monday, January 20, 2014

Career change

DEA agent quits, goes to work in legal marijuana industry.


Anonymous said...

Deborah.... Wonder if he's exploring the burgeoning munchie need in mj states.

Paco, this is your pportunity too. Just think of the possibilities. PACO Chips. In a variety of flavors. Nacho Cheese would be a hit! Make 'em from hemp and the stoners from Colorado to DC will be fighting the greenies for them. Chips aren't the only thing. Pacola? Goes perfect with the chips. Dont waste another day in DC. Get in on the ground floor.

JeffS said...

I imagine this guy has a lot of networking to bring to his new job.

I'd say he switched careers, but he is still working with drugs. Only in the supply side of the industry, not regulatory.

Paco said...

Jeff: Do you suppose he'll be barred from working with his old contacts for a fixed period of time? (I forget what ethics law this falls under).

rinardman said...

Sounds like a good example of "if you can't beat'em...join'em".

JeffS said...

I thought much the same, Paco, but I imagine that the lawyers probably weasel worded their way out of that one, else he wouldn't be advertising his credentials. Or background.

Such post-government employment restrictions are generally focused on contractual relationships with a pecuniary interest. So, ethically, bad, but legally acceptable.

I'd argue for pecuniary interests, period, or at least professional contacts of a questionable matter. But this is a growth industry, so expect mundane things like ethical behavior to get flushed down the toilet.