John Boehner evolves from cigs to cannabis and the jokes write themselves

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.

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:

Tom Tillison


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