John Boehner is joining the board of a cannabis company

John Boehner is joining the board of a cannabis company

John Boehner is joining the board of a cannabis company

"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", Boehner said in a statement. Twenty additional states allow for some form of medical marijuana.

The news was hailed by the chairman of Marijuana Majority, a nonprofit that works to reform pot laws nationwide. Kevin Sabet of Smart Approaches to Marijuana argues the US should consider decriminalizing marijuana instead of creating a massive new industry selling an intoxicating substance.

Acreage Holdings is a cannabis business that operates in multiple states and the company's goal is to "make cannabis available to any patient who can benefit from safe and reliable access".

About 61 percent of Americans said marijuana should be legalized in a Pew Research Center survey from October, compared with 31 percent in 2000.

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Boehner said he wishes Ryan well.

Added longtime marijuana legalization advocate Dan Riffle: "Disappointing to see MJ movement folks doing a victory lap over the Boehner news, as if it's worth celebrating". Boehner had an earlier stint on a tobacco's company's board.

The move from Boehner is a significant shift for the Ohio Republican, who just nine years ago said he was "unalterably opposed" to the legalization of marijuana, according to Bloomberg. The legal market is expected to reach $75 billion by 2030, according to the investment bank Cowen & Co.

For decades, the federal government has classified marijuana as a Schedule 1 substance, treated on par with heroin and cocaine.

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"If some states don't want marijuana to be legal, that's their prerogative", Weld said. "Luckily for all of us, the Reagan era drug warrior platform is dying." - Erik Knutson, CEO of Keef Brands, a manufacturer of cannabis-infused products Keef Cola, Keef Sparking Water, Oil Stix and Vitacanna. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, most notably, rescinded an Obama administration policy that shielded legalized marijuana transactions from federal intervention and had enabled the pot industry to flourish. He says he believes legalizing marijuana can be helpful to the nation's veterans and as a way to help fight the US opioid drug crisis.

Altieri said he hopes Boehner will use his influence within the GOP to extend acceptance of marijuana, which may lead to legalization laws for veterans and nonveterans alike. - Derek Peterson, CEO of Terra Tech (TRTC), the largest publicly traded cannabis company in the USA, with medical dispensaries in California and Nevada.

"Yet the VA does not allow its doctors to recommend its usage", they said.

Weld said he's been in favor of medical marijuana for years and supported the initiative that legalized adult-use in MA in 2016, the Financial Post reported.

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