Former Speaker Goes All In For Marijuana Legalization
Article from Daily Wire by Hank Berrien.
I’m joining the board of #AcreageHoldings because my thinking on cannabis has evolved. I’m convinced de-scheduling the drug is needed so we can do research, help our veterans, and reverse the opioid epidemic ravaging our communities. @AcreageCannabis https://t.co/f5i9KcQD0W
— John Boehner (@SpeakerBoehner) April 11, 2018
On Wednesday, former Speaker of the House John Boehner announced he would join the board of advisor of Acreage Holdings, one of the largest cannabis (marijuana) corporations in the country.
Acreage Holdings simultaneously issued a release announcing Boehner’s appointment to the board as well as the appointment of former Massachusetts governor William Weld. The company stated:
Acreage Founder and CEO Kevin Murphy added, “Acreage has a mission to make cannabis available to any patient who can benefit from safe and reliable access. The addition of Speaker Boehner and Governor Weld to our Board will lead to even greater access for patients by changing the conversation overnight. These men have shaped the political course of our country for decades and now they will help shape the course of this nascent but ascendant industry.”
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