Former House Speaker John Boehner calls for marijuana descheduling, joins marijuana firm’s board

A former Speaker of the House who opposed marijuana legalization for years will join the board of a marijuana investment company in a seismic shift announced Wednesday. John Boehner (R-Ohio) said he will join Acreage Holdings, a firm that operates in 11 states, because his thoughts surrounding marijuana have “evolved” and he now believes cannabis could help veterans and reverse the opioid epidemic.


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