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Wed Jan 9, 2019, 10:13 PM

Seeing Green: John Boehner Stars In Pot Ad Hyping 'Rapid Growth!'

Former House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) was spotted in a cable news ad for “the American Cannabis Summit” Wednesday, which hyped an hour-long video promoting a membership program that provides information to prospective cannabis investors.

Boehner announced in April that he was joining the board of Acreage Holdings, a cannabis company with licenses to grow and dispense the drug in multiple states. It wasn’t immediately clear if the television ad was connected to Acreage.

If viewers of Wednesday’s ad texted the number that flashes on screen, they were sent a link to a webpage hosted by “the National Institute for Cannabis Investors,” which describes itself as “a global cannabis-investing news service.”

The webpage contains a single video — which can only be paused and played, though a navigable version and transcript are available elsewhere — featuring Boehner and two others reading from scripted material about the potential of cannabis for investors.


Making a lot of money investing in cannabis is certain to attract a lot of Republicans. Maybe this will be the thing to get their support in Congress.

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marylandblue Jan 2019 #1

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Wed Jan 9, 2019, 11:31 PM

1. Reminds me of Bob Dole doing Viagra commercials back in the day.

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