On Wednesday, former Speaker of the House John Boehner announced he would join the board of advisors of Acreage Holdings, one of the largest cannabis (marijuana) corporations in the country.
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. @AcreageCannabis https://t.co/f5i9KcQD0W
— John Boehner (@SpeakerBoehner) April 11, 2018
Acreage Holdings simultaneously issued a release announcing Boehner’s appointment to the board as well as the appointment of former Massachusetts governor William Weld. The company stated:
As members of the Board, Speaker Boehner and Governor Weld will bring an immense, collective and unique set of experiences in government affairs, unmatched leadership and guidance to help drive Acreage towards its strategic mission.
Boehner and Weld issued this joint statement:
Read more at the Daily Wire.