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    The U.S. marijuana industry has a new spokesman: John Boehner

    Ex-Speaker John Boehner Joins Marijuana Firm’s Advisory Board

    By Jennifer Kaplan
    April 11, 2018

    The U.S. marijuana industry has a new spokesman: John Boehner.

    The Republican former Speaker of the House has joined the advisory board of Acreage Holdings, a company that cultivates, processes and dispenses cannabis in 11 U.S. states. Boehner’s endorsement, after saying nine years ago he was “unalterably opposed” to legalization, could be considered a watershed event: Marijuana has gone mainstream.

    “Over the last 10 or 15 years, the American people’s attitudes have changed dramatically,” he said in an interview. “I find myself in that same position.”

    Sixty-four percent of Americans, including a majority of both Republicans and Democrats, want to legalize it, according to an October Gallup survey. That’s the most since the pollster began asking the question in 1969, when 12 percent of the population favored legalization.

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    Such a wh*re.
    *******

    I didn't start out thinking that anti-vax people were fools or impervious to reason, it's from my experience here that I now think that.
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    Anti-vaxxers, responsible for a 30 percent uptick in totally preventable diseases in the world, have blood on their hands. They shouldn't be considered civilized members of society. If they refuse to listen to a century of scientific studies confirming time and time again that vaccination is an unquestionable good for humanity, then it's time for us to start treating anti-vaxxers as what they are: dangerous and worthy of shame and condemnation. If we can't convince anti-vaxxers to change their minds, we must attach enough social stigma to the delusion that agnostics cease to join them.

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    Yeah, but he wouldn't pass it when he ran things. What an a-hole.
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    whore

    WHORE!!!!

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    why I should worship the state (who apparently is the only party that can possess guns without question).
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    This doesn't ping my special-interest cronyism sonar. Not at all ...
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    It's a good sign for the end of at least part of the War on Drugs though, if such an big-time insider is signing onto it.

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    I wonder if he'll break down and cry on a tv commercial.
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    Boner's comeback attempt... maybe he actually tried some.

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    Let me be the first to say it: The Libertarian Party has their next Presidential candidate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian4Liberty View Post
    Let me be the first to say it: The Libertarian Party has their next Presidential candidate.
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    He discovered that a couple of doobies could turn off the waterworks. Medical maryjane.

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    Former DNC And RNC Chairs Join One Of The World’s Largest Marijuana Companies

    By Kyle Jaeger
    December 13, 2018

    One of the world’s largest marijuana companies announced the formation of an international advisory board on Thursday. Among those joining the team at Tilray are former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean, who also served as the Democratic National Committee (DNC) chair, and Michael Steele, who headed the Republican National Committee (RNC) and served as Maryland’s lieutenant governor.

    That the former chairs of both major parties are entering the legal cannabis industry reflects the narrowing political divide over the issue. But it also seems to reflect a personal evolution on the issue for Dean, who two decades ago as governor of Vermont opposed even legalizing industrial hemp out of concern that it would lead to marijuana legalization.

    ”I don’t think it’s in anybody’s best interest to do that. It sends the wrong message to our kids,” he said at the time. “I think the principal interest of the advocates is to legalize marijuana.”

    According to legalization advocates, Dean also effectively blocked a vote on a medical cannabis bill that was going through the Vermont legislature in 2002, repeatedly arguing that neither voters nor lawmakers should be able to implement a legal medical marijuana system because, to him, it was a public health decision and up to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to determine whether the plant had therapeutic value.

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    Profit Motive.

    There are folks beginning to see it from the states that did it.

    and there is no denying the results.
    Liberty is lost through complacency and a subservient mindset. When we accept or even welcome automobile checkpoints, random searches, mandatory identification cards, and paramilitary police in our streets, we have lost a vital part of our American heritage. America was born of protest, revolution, and mistrust of government. Subservient societies neither maintain nor deserve freedom for long.
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    The only thing that has evolved this piece of sh!t's thinking, is that he stands to make a lot of money. Fk you, you limp d!ck, boner...

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    Former Senate Majority Leader Daschle joins cannabis board

    May 22, 2019

    Former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle has been named to an advisory board of a cannabis investment company.

    The Argus Leader reports the South Dakota Democrat joined New York-based Northern Swan Holdings Inc.

    The firm supports companies in the international cannabis industry in countries where marijuana is legal.

    Joe Crowley, a former New York Democratic congressman, also was named to the company’s board.

    Daschle, in a statement, called for changes to U.S. laws regarding cannabis research and use.

    Daschle served in the Senate from 1987 to 2005.
    https://www.apnews.com/204cde45a6a34985b8abb77f007359ef



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