Now this explains a lot!
Saying his “thinking on cannabis has evolved,” former Republican House Speaker John Boehner has joined the board of one of the largest cannabis corporations in the U.S. to promote the use of medical marijuana.
Boehner, the son of a barkeep who is known to have an affinity for the spirits, shared the news on Twitter.
“I’m joining the board of #AcreageHoldings because my thinking on cannabis has evolved. I’m convinced de-scheduling the drug is needed so we can do research, help our veterans, and reverse the opioid epidemic ravaging our communities,” tweeted the Republican.
I’m joining the board of #AcreageHoldings because my thinking on cannabis has evolved. I’m convinced de-scheduling the drug is needed so we can do research, help our veterans, and reverse the opioid epidemic ravaging our communities. @AcreageCannabis https://t.co/f5i9KcQD0W
— John Boehner (@SpeakerBoehner) April 11, 2018
While there can be no better example of just how much of a cash cow medical weed is, Boehner’s new role gives added meaning to his notorious habit of chain smoking — perhaps he was masking the smell of the whacky tobacco.
And is it possible that Boehner was a member of a secret White House Choom gang?
After retiring, Boehner admitted that he would “sneak in” the White House for secret meetings with President Barack Obama, who had kind words for his adversary upon his exit. Could it be that they smoked a peace pipe?
Either way, news of Boehner’s new career choice was all the rage online. While some took exception to Boehner supporting laws that made marijuana illegal, we could go on all day with the hilarious responses.
One social media user really nailed it when they tweeted: “John and Dave Chapelle are in a Cincinnati mall parking lot hot boxing a Beamer trying to figure out how to bring the country together.”
Here’s a sampling of other responses from Twitter:
Smokin John Boehner moves on from cigarettes https://t.co/fl16Lxpdsi
— Marc Caputo (@MarcACaputo) April 11, 2018
I've been thinking on cannabis for yearshttps://t.co/8nDSvn94XJ
— David Burge (@iowahawkblog) April 11, 2018
Ladies and gentlemen: John Boehner starring in the reboot of Cheech and Chong's "Up in Smoke" – nickel bags sold on the side. https://t.co/qBMWv4E7Z8
— Brian J. Karem (@BrianKarem) April 11, 2018
Is this a hack??? If not I guess bourbon isn't doing the job anymore… https://t.co/C0bUnh4ggH
— Geo Steve (@StephenGlahn) April 11, 2018
Well alrighty then… https://t.co/FSVwoEzkcE
— paula (@lostincincy) April 11, 2018
this is a Sweeps Week plot twist if I've ever seen one https://t.co/Dv9MCbmAkB
— mbgm (@twituba) April 11, 2018
There’s a Ryan/Boehner/“Grass is Greener” joke here but I’m too lazy to construct it. https://t.co/aQ7sLkc6ip
— Seth Wilkinson (@SethyAndIKnoIt) April 11, 2018
They're paying him in bourbon. https://t.co/UoZVgTmXlj
— Svensk Groyper (@JohnQPu43054918) April 11, 2018
Weedpublicans.. if Dems let themselves get bullied out of fully supporting it by and large by Repubs just for this to happen… Lmao https://t.co/mXAMCT1rP7
— Nem_Zero (@Nem_Zero) April 11, 2018