Could Marijuana be Legalized in NY?

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Former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives John Boehner and former Governor of the State of Massachusetts Bill Weld have joined the board of advisors of Acreage Holdings, one of the country's top marijuana firms, and have committed to join the board of directors once it is formed.

"I have concluded descheduling the drug is needed so that we can do research and allow [the Department of Veterans Affairs] to offer it as a treatment option in the fight against the opioid epidemic that is ravaging our communities", he said. 66 percent of New York Democrats say they'd vote for Cuomo in a primary, compared to only 19 percent for Nixon.

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Nixon, who is challenging Cuomo in a Democratic primary, says NY should follow the lead of eight other states and end a "key front" in what she says is the "racist" war on drugs.

Boehner is joined on the board of advisers by former MA governor Bill Weld, a Republican who left office in 1997 and was former New Mexico governor Gary Johnson's running mate in 2016 on the libertarian party ticket.

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The article reminds us that Boehner was formerly opposed to legalization, though Weld, a moderate, has been a long-time supporter. He has supported medical marijuana, but under heavy regulations.

The Liquor Control Board of Ontario and the Ontario Cannabis Store say the shops will be in Guelph, Kingston, Toronto and Thunder Bay.

Weld and Boehner also agree that the issue of cannabis legalization is largely a debate over whether or not the 10 Amendment grants states the legal right to legalize a federally-prohibited drug.

In a joint statement, Boehner and Weld focused on a long-standing concern among veterans and advocacy groups - federal law classifies marijuana as a Schedule I drug, the same as heroin and ecstasy. The legislators are paying attention to the massive taxes coming into legal states, reduction in opioid use and deaths in those states, and many new jobs being created. Yet the VA does not allow its doctors to recommend its usage.

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