Nope, Not a Joke: John Boehner's Joining a Top Weed Company As an Adviser

Brittany M. Hughes | April 11, 2018
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What does a congressman do when he just can’t take the stress of the Swamp anymore, so he up and quits Washington altogether?

Why, join the weed business, of course!

Or at least, that’s apparently what you do if you’re John Boehner. The former speaker of the House was just appointed to the Board of Advisors for one of the U.S.’s largest cannabis companies, according to a press release published Wednesday.

Acreage Holdings (“Acreage”) (, one of the nation’s largest, multi-state actively-managed cannabis corporations, announced the appointments of former Speaker of the United States House of Representatives John Boehner and former Governor of the State of Massachusetts Bill Weld to its Board of Advisors.

Boehner is issued a joint - no pun intended - statement with Weld saying that “While we come at this issue from different perspectives and track records, we both believe the time has come for serious consideration of a shift in federal marijuana policy.”

Acreage Holdings specializes in both medical and recreational marijuana, according to the company’s website. It's like the Anheuser-Busch of pot.

“We are excited to join the team at Acreage in pursuit of their mission to bring safe, consistent and reliable products to patients and consumers who could benefit,” Boehner and Weld said collectively. “We have full confidence in their management team and believe this is the team that will transform the debate, policy and landscape around this issue.”

Boehner added in a tweet Wednesday that he’s joining the company’s Board of Advisors after having “evolved” on the topic of marijuana use because hey, at least it's better than heroin!

So yeah. That happened. Enjoy your Wednesday.

(Photo Credit: Mattias Gugel/Medill)