As we reported yesterday, Former Speaker of the House John A. Boehner has joined the Board of Advisors for Acreage Cannabis .
Mr. Boehner could prove to be the new face of legalization in the US, and according to the LA Times is willing to promote its nationwide legalization.
From The LA Times:
Former House Speaker John A. Boehner said Wednesday he has had a change of heart on marijuana and will promote its nationwide legalization as a way to help veterans and the nation's deadly opioid crisis.
The Ohio Republican, an avid cigarette smoker, has joined the advisory board of Acreage Holdings, a multistate cannabis company. The company also announced that former Massachusetts Gov. William Weld had joined its advisory board.
Weld, a Republican as governor, ran in the 2016 presidential election on the Libertarian Party ticket that was headed by legal-pot advocate Gary Johnson.
Boehner said in a statement his position "has evolved" from opposing to supporting legalization of marijuana.
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