Pubdate: Fri, 31 May 2013
Source: News-Item, The (PA)
Copyright: 2013 The News Item
Page: 3


SEATTLE (AP) - Washington state businessmen who say they're trying to
create the first national brand of marijuana received some heartfelt
support Thursday from the former president of Mexico, Vicente Fox.

Fox appeared at a news conference in Seattle, where he recounted how
the war on drugs has ravaged his country and praised the states of
Washington and Colorado for voting to legalize the recreational use of
marijuana last fall.

At the news conference, former Microsoft manager Jamen Shively
discussed his plans to launch a new marijuana brand named for his
great-great grandfather, Diego Pellicer. He says his company is
joining forces with a Washington state chain of medical marijuana
dispensaries run by John Davis, the Northwest Patient Resource Center,
as well as dispensaries in Colorado and California.
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