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John Boehner Flips Stance on Pot Laws

John Boehner

The retired Republican politician and former House speaker announced on Twitter that he's the newest board member of Acreage Holdings.

"I made a decision to get involved because of the struggles of our country's veterans and the opioid epidemic, after learning how descheduling the drug can potentially help with both crises", said Boehner, now 68.

As members of Acreage Holdings' Board of Advisors, Boehner and Weld will "bring an enormous, collective and unique set of experiences in government affairs, unmatched leadership and guidance to help drive Acreage towards its strategic mission", according to a company press release.

Because of that, the statement declares "the time has come for serious consideration of a shift in federal marijuana policy". "As members of the Board, Speaker Boehner and Governor Weld will bring an huge, collective and unique set of experiences in government affairs, unmatched leadership and guidance to help drive Acreage towards its strategic mission".

Kevin Murphy, the Founder and CEO of Acreage Holdings, which owns cannabis cultivation, processing and dispensary operations in 11 states, said the addition of Boehner and Weld changes the conversation about marijuana policy "overnight".

ALBANY, N.Y. A week after telling two interviewers her support for legalizing recreational use of marijuana in NY was revenue-based, Democratic candidate for governor Cynthia Nixon said Wednesday that it's now foremost a racial justice issue for her.

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It is unknown if Boehner or Weld hold paid positions on the board. President Donald Trump's administration in January lifted a Barack Obama-era policy that discouraged federal authorities from cracking down on the pot trade in states where the drug is legal.

Ajamian believes US cannabis producers "represent the next wave of outsized returns for investors" once the halo of legalization in Canada fades. Boehner served as Speaker from 2011 until he resigned from Congress in 2015.

"White people do get arrested for marijuana, but what we're saying is you're more likely to get arrested for marijuana if you're black or Latino", said Kassandra Frederique, New York state director for the Drug Policy Alliance.

Sixty-four percent of Americans, including a majority of both Republicans and Democrats, want to legalize it, according to an October Gallup survey.

Current prohibitions have stymied research at Veterans Affairs to evaluate the drug's efficacy in treating post-traumatic stress and physical pain as the result of military service, then-VA Secretary David Shulkin said earlier this year. "They are even more positive about cannabis than the populous at large". (Neither Boehner nor Weld invested in Acreage, though Weld said he might.) The domestic marijuana industry was worth just $10 billion in 2017; a drop in the bucket compared to the $77.6 billion in revenue alone that the tobacco industry pulled in in 2016.

The "Sex and the City" star posted a 90-second video on YouTube in which she stated that it's time NY joined eight other states and the District of Columbia in legalizing recreational use of marijuana.

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