click to enlarge Photo Illustration: Bryan Parmelee/Dreamstime John Boehner just says ‘yes’ We’ve previously documented that former football players, among others, are getting involved in the legal cannabis market.
It’s not just ex-athletes, though — it’s also ex-politicians.
On Wednesday, a cannabis company put this statement out in a press release: “Acreage Holdings, one of the nation’s largest, multi-state actively-managed cannabis corporations, announced the appointments of former Speaker of the United States House of Representatives John Boehner and former Governor of the State of Massachusetts Bill Weld to its Board of Advisors.”
Sure, Weld is no surprise. He ran in 2016 for vice president on the Libertarian ticket and supported legalized medical cannabis in the 1990s while he was governor of Massachusetts, where recreational weed now happens to be legal.
Boehner, though, is another story. The Ohio Republican and former U.S. House speaker told a constituent in 2011 that he’s “unalterably opposed” to the legalization of cannabis and reiterated that stance as recently as September 2015.
But on Wednesday, Boehner tweeted the Acreage press release, along with a note that said his “thinking on