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Ex-Barclays Banker Roger Jenkins Said to Back Marijuana Venture

  • Investment precedes California’s vote on legal pot in November
  • Broker of Middle East fundraising left British bank in 2009

Roger Jenkins, once known for Middle Eastern deals as one of the highest-paid bankers at Barclays Plc, is swapping dollars for ounces as the Briton invests in a marijuana venture in his adopted home of California, according to people familiar with the plans.

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