Boehner served as Speaker from 2011 until he resigned from Congress in 2015.
Joining Boehner in an advisory role on Acreage's board is former MA governor Bill Weld. "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".
Marijuana is still classified by the Drug Enforcement Administration as a Schedule I substance - meaning it's considered more unsafe than cocaine (Schedule II) or ketamine (Schedule III).
According to the National Conference of State Legislators, a total of 29 states and the District of Columbia now allow for "comprehensive public medical marijuana and cannabis programs".
Weld said he's been in favor of medical marijuana since 1992 and supported the referendum that legalized recreational pot use in his home state in 2016. While marijuana is illegal at the federal level, most states have legalized pot in some form.
"We're regulated somewhere between alcohol and nuclear waste", said Michael Ray, CEO of California-based marijuana company Bloom Farms. Though cannabis is legal for medicinal and even recreational use in some states, it is still illegal in the eyes of the federal government. But the $168.3 billion state budget passed on March 30 includes funding for his plan to conduct a study on the health, economic and criminal justice impacts legalized marijuana could have across NY, especially now that neighboring Vermont and MA have legalized it.
"Cannabis could be perceived as an exit drug, not a gateway drug", he said.
Ajamian believes US cannabis producers "represent the next wave of outsized returns for investors" once the halo of legalization in Canada fades.
As a lawmaker, John Boehner was against marijuana legalization-way against it.
For years, Boehner, the son of a bar owner, railed against any type of cannabis legislation. If cannabis stores were mostly run by black felons, I'd celebrate.
Nixon said during an interview on Wendy Williams' nationally syndicated TV talk show that marijuana should be legalized to "capture some of that revenue" but she didn't mention race as a reason to legalize it.
Nixon, who is challenging Cuomo in a Democratic primary, said NY should follow the lead of eight other states and end a "key front" in what she called the "racist" war on drugs.
The U.S. marijuana industry has a new spokesman: John Boehner, R-Ohio.
"I think we're actually ahead on it", Cuomo said.
Acreage Holdings, a main player in the increasingly white-collar marijuana trade, will expand its research initiatives among universities as it seeks to "demystify" cannabis, chief executive Kevin Murphy told The Post.