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Published June 17, 2013, 12:00 AM

Jamen Shively


In this photo taken May 30, 2013, Jamen Shively, CEO of Diego Pellicer, speaks during a news conference in Seattle. With visionary zeal, Shively described plans to quickly raise $10 million and to eventually build his company, Diego Pellicer, into an international pot powerhouse and eventually move into the recreational market. But his arrangement with the Seattle medical marijuana company, Northwest Patient Resource Center, was troubling enough to one of its owners, Thomas Jun, that he is walking away from the deal _ and the company he helped found _ because he fears it puts everyone involved at risk of federal prosecution. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
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