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John Boehner Hints that Federal Marijuana Legalization Is Near

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John Boehner, the former Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, has hinted that an end to federal prohibition could be coming sooner than we think. Boehner is currently on the board for Acreage Holdings, a U.S. cannabis company, and has other marijuana industry interests.

The buzz in Washington, D.C. is getting louder when it comes to marijuana legalization, Forbes reports.

Boehner has an inside advantage by knowing politicians. Last year he said, “I’ve been having more and more meetings with my friends and colleagues on the Hill about this — some of the most conservative politicians around and their views are evolving on cannabis, too, just like the American people.”

He doesn’t see it taking 5 years to end cannabis prohibition.

He said, “I have a strong suspicion we won’t be waiting five years to see the federal government legalize cannabis. I’ve got to choose my words carefully. What I’m hearing behind closed doors is pretty sensitive.”

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