Boehner for Bud: Former Speaker of the House Joins Cannabis Company Board

Cheryl Sanders
April 13, 2018

The announcement by Boehner and Weld "should send shockwaves throughout the industry and act as a positive catalyst for the sector as a whole", Ajamian said, reports Bloomberg News.

According to a recent Gallup survey 64 percent of Americans want to legalize marijuana.

Cynthia Nixon has had enough of bad governmental policy, and she's chose to do something about it: run for NY state governor. "We announced months ago that we were going to study the legalization issue". His belief in the benefits of marijuana has strengthened, particularly in the wake of prevailing opioid crisis.

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Boehner said in a statement his position "has evolved" from opposing to supporting legalization of marijuana.

These reconsiderations are based on many factors, including the increased belief in cannabis' health and medical value, as well as a change in thought from viewing the plant as a "gateway drug" towards its new perception as a possible "exit drug" from opioid addiction. He says he believes legalizing marijuana can be helpful to the nation's veterans and as a way to help fight the US opioid drug crisis. "And it could help populations like our veterans, 20% of whom use it on a daily basis anyway, but it's got to be in the shadows".

Former Gov. William Weld, (R-Mass.), on why he chose to join the advisory board for Acreage Holdings that operates marijuana dispensaries.

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Redner's lawyer, Luke Lirot, argued that a voter-approved constitutional amendment broadly authorizing medical marijuana "unambiguously allows" the Tampa man to follow his doctor's recommended method of taking the pot treatment.

In that case, Cathy Jordan and other patients are challenging a state law, passed during a special session previous year, that carries out the amendment and, among other things, bans patients from smoking marijuana.

Boehner's decision may not come as a surprise to some.

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Boehner famously disbursed campaign contributions from lobbyists from the tobacco industry in June of 1995 right on the House floor as House members were assessing how to vote on the tobacco subsidy.

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