Former GOP Leader Boehner Thinks Legal Marijuana Is the Answer for Millions

Locations of Ontario's first four recreational cannabis stores announced

NewscomFormer House Speaker John Boehner's announcement that he has joined the board of a cannabis company provoked considerable grumbling from antiprohibitionists who noted that he could have done a lot more to advance the cause if he had backed it before leaving Congress.

"I chose to get involved because of the struggles of our country's veterans and the opioid epidemic, after learning how descheduling the drug can potentially help with both crises", said Boehner, now 68.

While Nixon has spoken out about recreational legalization in NY before, this discussion on how it correlates to the issue of racial inequality is particularly refreshing and needed.

Boehner's career change is especially shocking considering that the former Congressman said he was "unalterably opposed" to cannabis decriminalization less than a decade ago.

Not only is Nixon right that marijuana should be decriminalized, both in NY and around the country, but we can't help agreeing with her assessment of the entire situation. The two Democratic candidates will probably agree on most issues, but Cuomo has said in the past he does not support legalizing marijuana.




Some believe Nixon's support for marijuana could help her attract African-American voters, particularly considering how she's framing the issue as a criminal justice problem.

Boehner is joined on the board of advisers by former MA governor Bill Weld, a Republican who left office in 1997 and was former New Mexico governor Gary Johnson's running mate in 2016 on the libertarian party ticket. "If there was more political courage coming out of Albany, we would have done this already".

We believe that cannabis producers "represent the next wave of outsized returns for investors" once the halo of legalization in Canada fades.

Boehner also said the move would curtail federal-state conflict on marijuana policies.

"We need to look no further than our nation's 20 million veterans, 20 percent of whom, according to a 2017 American Legion survey, reportedly use cannabis to self-treat PTSD, chronic pain, and other ailments", the statement continues.

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