Boehner for Bud: Former Speaker of the House Joins Cannabis Company Board

Ex-Speaker Boehner will join the board of a pot company, saying his views have evolved

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"While the Tenth Amendment has allowed much to occur at the state level, there are still many negative implications of the Federal policy to schedule cannabis as a Class 1 drug: most notably the lack of research, the ambiguity around financial services and the refusal of the VA to offer it as an alternative to the harmful opioids that are ravishing our communities", they wrote.

Even if Nixon doesn't win the nomination, hopefully her campaign will help motivate Cuomo to embrace more progressive ideals, such as marijuana legalization.

The article reminds us that Boehner was formerly opposed to legalization, though Weld, a moderate, has been a long-time supporter.

Industry analysts are viewing Boehner's decision as a watershed event that effectively announces that marijuana has finally gone mainstream and that investment in the sector could balloon in the coming years. The two said in a joint statement that they believe "the time has come for serious consideration of a shift in federal marijuana policy", specifically citing the drug's use by veterans "to self-treat PTSD, chronic pain and other ailments".

New York-based Acreage, which has cannabis operations in 11 states, said Boehner and Weld will serve on its board of directors when that is formed. Although Nixon has been portrayed as a pawn of New York City's Mayor Bill de Blasio in his notorious rivalry with Cuomo, she has actually slammed the both of them for passing the buck back and forth over funding low-income housing and mass transit.

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The study will look at the health impact, criminal justice affect, and consequences to New York State resulting from legalization in surrounding states.

The agencies say the locations comply with local zoning rules, minimize proximity to schools and factor in where illegal dispensaries are now operating.

Nixon launched a primary challenge against Gov.

"The best way to forge consensus is on facts rather than opinions, stereotypes, past experiences, " Cuomo said. He may face a fight in the legislature, but he has meanwhile announced an expansion of the state's medical marijuana program. Meanwhile, other states are moving forward with their plans.

Forty stores are expected to open this year and another 40 by July of next year.

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