A New Marijuana Lobbying Effort Just Sprung Up in D.C. With John Boehner at Its Head
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A New Marijuana Lobbying Effort Just Sprung Up in D.C. With John Boehner at Its Head

The National Cannabis Roundtable will be spearheaded by former House Speaker and Acreage Holdings board member John Boehner.

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February 11, 2019

WASHINGTON — Proponents of ending the federal ban on marijuana have picked up a powerful ally.

The National Cannabis Roundtable will be spearheaded by former House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, who already is involved in the marijuana business as a member of the board of advisors of Acreage Holdings, one of the nation’s largest cannabis cultivation, retail and real estate companies.

Boehner will provide advice and serve as honorary chairman of the roundtable.

“The states have led on this,” Boehner said Friday in a conference call with reporters. “The federal government is lagging behind.”

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