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John Boehner says "everybody go get high"

Okay, maybe not in those exact words
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Former U.S. House Speaker John Boehner said Wednesday he has had a change of heart on marijuana and will promote its nationwide legalization as a way to help veterans and the nation’s deadly opioid crisis.

The Ohio Republican, an avid cigarette smoker, has joined the advisory board of Acreage Holdings , a multistate cannabis company. The company also announced that former Massachusetts Gov. William Weld has joined its advisory board.

Weld, a Republican as governor, ran in the 2016 presidential election on the Libertarian Party ticket that was headed by legal-pot advocate Gary Johnson.

Boehner said in a statement his position “has evolved” from opposing to supporting legalization of marijuana.

“I decided to get involved because of the struggles of our country’s veterans and the opioid epidemic, after learning how descheduling the drug can potentially help with both crises,” said Boehner, now 68.
I'm sure it was a purely self-less decision you made, Mr. Boehner; of course it was.

Still, I think this is evidence that the tide has now solidly turned in favor of legalizing weed nationwide. Even those who don't like weed like money and weed=money. It's a helluva lot easier to sell the stuff to people than to stop people from selling stuff to people, especially when people want the stuff. "Oh no! How'm I gonna get rid of all these drugs?" no one wondered ever.

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Who's Jim Boehner? Is he John's brother or something?

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Who's Jim Boehner? Is he John's brother or something?
I think Jim's the one who did that sitcom with that hot girl from Ally McBeal.
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Who's Jim Boehner? Is he John's brother or something?

I read the OP and thought, "I guess it is 4:20 somewhere..."
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I am not one to blindly follow the lead of a public figure, but when someone of his stature, wisdom, and probity shows the way forward, well, I am willing to consider changing my habits. Anyway, you pour the marijuana into a glass, and then add mixer and ice cubes? Or what, exactly?
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I read the OP and thought, "I guess it is 4:20 somewhere..."
hang on lemme load a bowl
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Well, of course it's not a selfless decision but I'm sure the guy has plenty of "advisory board" offers and he chose this one. Unless you mean he's a total pothead.

Maybe Boehner can get Trump on board. "Mr President, we have to act now before Canada steals all our marijuana jobs!"
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I see some killjoy fixed the thread title.
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Don't Bogart that joint, my friend.
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I always wonder why they feel it necessary to mention someone's age? "Boehner, now 68"...why is that relevant? Is there some journalism regulation that mandates that a public figure's age be mentioned at some point in an article?
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Well, of course it's not a selfless decision but I'm sure the guy has plenty of "advisory board" offers and he chose this one. Unless you mean he's a total pothead.

Maybe Boehner can get Trump on board. "Mr President, we have to act now before Canada steals all our marijuana jobs!"
Not as long as Sessions is still in the cabinet. He'd sooner let the country go bankrupt before allowing marijuana (a.k.a., Satan's Lettuce) be legal under federal law.

Part of me is giving Boehner for "evolving" on the position but most of me is a little pissed off that he waited until he was safely out of office to do it. If this had occurred when he was still Speaker of the House, it would've been a true "Nixon goes to China" political moment. Maybe then Congress would've been able to remove marijuana from the DEA's Schedule 1 list.
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I always wonder why they feel it necessary to mention someone's age? "Boehner, now 68"...why is that relevant? Is there some journalism regulation that mandates that a public figure's age be mentioned at some point in an article?
I always enjoy seeing a fat, bald-headed dork in the photo and reading that he’s 5-10 years younger than I am.
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