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Former House Speaker John Boehner Joins Medical Marijuana Firm

HeadlineApr 12, 2018

And former Republican House Speaker John Boehner has joined the board of directors of Acreage Holdings, a medical marijuana company. On Wednesday, Boehner tweeted, “I’m joining the board of #AcreageHoldings because my thinking on cannabis has evolved. I’m convinced de-scheduling the drug is needed so we can do research, help our veterans, and reverse the opioid epidemic ravaging our communities.” During his 24 years in Congress, Boehner championed laws that saw millions of people arrested on marijuana charges—a highly disproportionate number of them people of color.

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