Boehner: Cannabis Legalization Should Be Left to the States

In an interview with a Cincinnati TV station, former Speaker of the House John Boehner said that the federal government should “get out of the way” of cannabis legalization. Boehner’s longtime political stance was against cannabis. However, since leaving public office in 2015 and doing more research, he’s changed his opinion on cannabis. These days, […]

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John Boehner: ‘My Thinking on Cannabis has Evolved’

It feels strange to type “former Republican House Speaker John Boehner joins board of cannabis company” – but here we are. Boehner’s history with cannabis During his 24 years in Congress, first as a Representative for Ohio’s 8th District and later as Speaker, Boehner was no friend to the legalization cause. In 1999, two years […]

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Acreage Holdings Adds Two Former Lawmakers to Board of Directors

Acreage Holdings, a New York City-based cannabis corporation which operates in 11 states, has added former Speaker of the House of Representatives John Boehner and former Massachusetts Governor Bill Weld to its board of advisors. Acreage founder and CEO Kevin Murphy said the addition of the duo to the board “will lead to even greater […]

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