By Sasha Ingber
John Boehner, former speaker of the House, became an unlikely advocate for marijuana on Wednesday.
Reversing years of opposition to the drug when he served in Congress, the Republican announced that his “thinking on cannabis has evolved.”
He tweeted that he was joining the Board of Advisors of Acreage Holdings, a corporation formerly known as High Street Capital Partners that operates cannabis cultivation, processing and dispensing across 11 states.
Boehner said: “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.”
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