John Boehner is well-known for his fondness for red wine and cigarettes. But in his new career since retiring as House speaker, the veteran Ohio GOP lawmaker has added marijuana -- or at least the industry -- to his list of vices.
In a striking scene, the ex-speaker on Tuesday made a public pitch for why Americans should invest in the growing marijuana market.
In a webcast launching the National Institute for Cannabis Investors, Boehner – once a strong opponent of legalizing marijuana – said that now is the time to invest in the cannabis industry as lawmakers on Capitol Hill, including some conservative leaders, are beginning to change their views on legalization. He said nationwide legalization could happen within a matter of years.
“I’m all in,” Boehner said. “This is the time to go all in on cannabis.”
In regards to legalization across all 50 states, Boehner said: “It’s not a matter of if, it is a matter of when.” See more...