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By Sean Martin
January 8, 2015 13:53 GMT
PayPal founder Peter Thiel's investment firm has become the first institutional investor to pump money into the marijuana industry.
Thiel's investment firm, Founders Fund, led by partner Geoff Lewis, has acquired a minority stake inPrivateer Holdings, the Seattle-based owner of Leafly.com – a review site for medical marijuana, which also serves as a medical marijuana grower in Canada.
Neither Founders Fund nor Privateer Holdings disclosed the terms of the agreement, but Lewis said that investing in the cannabis business "is just a slightly more extreme version of something we've shown in our other investments that we're comfortable with. We're fine with investing in businesses with regulatory ambiguity, because we believe that regulation follows public sentiment."
Chief executive of Privateer Holdings, Brendan Kennedy, said: "This is an important milestone in the transition of this industry from a state of prohibition to a state of legalization."