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Published: Fri, April 13, 2018
Research | By Jennifer Evans

Cynthia Nixon asks supporters to donate $4.20 after pledge to legalize marijuana

Cynthia Nixon asks supporters to donate $4.20 after pledge to legalize marijuana

Former U.S. House Speaker John Boehner says he has had a change of heart on marijuana and will promote its nationwide legalization. Boehner, along with Weld issued a joint statement Wednesday, saying the time has come for changes at the federal level.

Cuomo, after an event on Long Island, responded to the announcement.

"There are a lot of good reasons for legalizing marijuana, but for me, it comes down to this: We have to stop putting people of color in jail for something that white people do with impunity", Nixon says in the video. Boehner says in a statement his position "has evolved" from opposition to legalizing marijuana.

"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. Acreage Holdings is an investment company with a well-established footprint in the cannabis industry, Acreage operates in 11 states and has a diverse portfolio in the marijuana industry that includes cultivation, processing, and dispensing operations.

However, not all of those campaigns have been explicitly focused on one of the most important points: Drug laws are effectively weaponized against people of color in a way they're not against white people.

Some believe Nixon's support for marijuana could help her attract African-American voters, particularly considering how she's framing the issue as a criminal justice problem.

We need to look no further than our nation's 20 million veterans, 20 percent of whom, according to a 2017 American Legion survey, reportedly use cannabis to self-treat PTSD, chronic pain and other ailments.

As we know, President Trump said during the campaign that he is "100%" in favor of medical cannabis and that adult use should be decided by the states.

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. Boehner had an earlier stint on a tobacco's company's board.

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