Explaining His Cannabis Conversion, John Boehner Cites a Marijuana Myth

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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. Even as recently as 2015, Boehner still publicly spoke out against legal weed. He now says that the attitudes of Americans have undergone a sea change over the last 10 or 15 years, and that includes him as well.

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. "I find myself in that same position". He said he is convinced de-scheduling the drug is needed to do research, help the veterans, and reverse the opioid epidemic ravaging the communities. He has supported medical marijuana, but under heavy regulations. As governor, Weld advocated for medical marijuana legalization since 1992 but his time as a federal prosecutor limited his stance on how far to decriminalize marijuana, he said in 2016. They focused particularly on the view of a large majority of Americans that cannabis should be legalized on a federal level. The legislators are paying attention to the massive taxes coming into legal states, reduction in opioid use and deaths in those states, and many new jobs being created. "But that shouldn't be dictated by the nanny state in Washington".

"There are a lot of good reasons for legalizing marijuana, but for me, it comes down to this: We have to stop putting people of color in jail for something that white people do with impunity", Nixon says in the video. Over the past 20 years a growing number of states have experimented with their right to offer cannabis programs under the protection of the 10th amendment. Yet the VA does not allow its doctors to recommend its usage.

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Cuomo has opposed legalizing recreational marijuana in the past, calling it a "gateway drug".

Opponents are concerned once the bylaw is in place, it will be hard to remove after the federal government introduces legislation to allow for the legal production and sale of recreational marijuana.

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