Fmr GOP Speaker Leads New Cannabis Crusade

Ex-Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio) has been named honorary chairman of the National Cannabis Roundtable, an organization to lobby for pro-marijuana policy.

The group, which launched Friday, is industry funded and will work on removing federal restrictions that prohibit research on cannabis, combatting the opioid epidemic and developing solutions for veterans.

The organization will also allow legally operating cannabis companies to access financial markets, among other issues. Axios first reported that Boehner would lead the lobbying group.

The group will represent legalized marijuana businesses in 23 states and Washington, D.C., the Cincinnati Enquirer reported.

Read more at The Hill.