John Boehner joins marijuana firm’s board

Posted at 11:06 PM, Apr 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-12 00:06:43-04

Former House Speaker John Boehner has done a 180 on his stance on marijuana.

He announced on Twitter he’s joining the board of directors of a cannabis company.

Acreage Holdings is a multi-state cannabis business aimed to quote — "make cannabis available to any patient who can benefit from safe and reliable access."

Boehner tweeted: "I’m joining the board….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."

His decision to join the board is a marked shift.

According to Bloomberg, Boehner said in 2009 he was "unalterably opposed" to legalization.