‘Weed dude’: One-on-One with Duke Rodriguez

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Duke Rodriguez, a former New Mexico state Cabinet secretary, former chief operating officer of two major companies and the founder of an investment firm, says he’s gotten used to being known as “the weed dude.”

After a long career in health care, Rodriguez is now president of Ultra Health LLC, a medical marijuana distribution and production company that has operations in New Mexico, Arizona and Nevada.

“Serious health care professionals would take me aside and say, ‘Are you really doing marijuana?’” said Rodriguez, 60. “Now, at first I had difficulty with the whole concept of weed or marijuana or pot. But once you’ve cleared up all the propaganda, you began to realize that it is health care, and that it does deal with the physical, the mental and with social well-being.”

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