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Vicente Fox Endorses Plan to Mass Produce, Sell Marijuana in US

The former president of Mexico, Vicente Fox, appeared at a press conference on Thursday in Seattle to say he supports a private initiative by former Microsoft manager Jamen Shively to create the first national retail brand of legal marijuana.

Shively’s ambitious plan is to mass produce, distribute and sell marijuana throughout the United States, with operations opening first in Washington and Colorado, where its recreational use was voted in in November 2012.

In an interview with CNN, Vicente Fox assured Wolf Blitzer he has no financial stake in Shively’s venture, but with Fox it’s not always clear. In recent years, Fox has been known to say or do whatever is politically — and financially! — convenient for him.

On top of everything else, Fox managed to also join the Drop El Chapo Guzmán’s Name to Stay Relevant Club.

“[Fox] noted he’d rather be sitting at a table next to Shively than the notorious cartel leader Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman. ‘This is a much better option, no doubt,’ he said.”

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