Why is former Speaker John Boehner joining a cannabis company? Friends convinced him


Maybe it was peer pressure. 

Former Speaker of the House John Boehner, a West Chester Republican, told Savannah Guthrie on NBC’s Today Show Friday morning that friends convinced him to join the board of one of the largest legalized marijuana businesses in the country. 

He announced on Twitter on Wednesday that he joined the board of Acreage Holdings and wanted to promote research into the medicinal uses of cannabis. 

“I found myself, like a lot of Americans over the last 10 years or so, beginning to look at this issue a little differently,” Boehner said on the Today Show. 

Boehner said he sat down with Acreage Holdings founder

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