Boehner-advised pot company aims to bring New Jersey prices down

Source: Bloomberg, Jennifer Kaplan

The cannabis company that counts John Boehner as an adviser is hitting the Garden State.

Acreage Holdings has signed a letter of intent to join forces with one of only six companies that are licensed to grow and sell medical marijuana in New Jersey. The state is attractive because of its limited number of industry operators, its friendly governor and its proximity to population centers, according to Acreage President George Allen.

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4 of the hottest cannabis IPOs to watch for in 2018

Source: Green Market Report, William Sumner

Without a doubt, The Green Organic Dutchman Holdings (TGOD) has one of the hottest IPOs in the cannabis industry right now. Initially slated to raise around $102 million, TGOD has amended their IPO twice due to investor demand and have grown an already impressive offering to $132,263,225.

For all the Johnny Come Latelys kicking themselves for not getting in on this red-hot IPO sooner, have no fear. There is already a handful of new investment IPOs waiting just around the corner, and they all look just as promising as TGOD. Here are four upcoming IPOs that you need to keep an eye on.

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Introducing Acreage Holdings, the quietly growing cannabis corporation joining forces with John Boehner

Source: Cannabis Business Times, Melissa Schiller

Acreage Holdings grabbed the cannabis industry’s attention when it announced former House Speaker (and longtime marijuana prohibitionist) John Boehner and former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld were joining its board of advisors on April 11.

“We couldn’t be more pleased and honored to have Speaker Boehner a part of our organization,” CEO Kevin Murphy tells Cannabis Business Times

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Boehner and Trump and cannabis, oh my! Big changes coming to legal marijuana

Source: Forbes, Julie Weed

President Trump has confirmed that a deal with Colorado Senator Cory Gardner to let Colorado make its own cannabis legalization decisions in exchange for the Senator not holding up Department of Justice nominations. John Boehner joined the advisory board of a marijuana company, despite being anti-legalization when he was Speaker of the House in Congress. Pennsylvania recently said it will allow university hospitals to participate in clinical trials of cannabis.

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The marijuana industry's newest spokesman? Former House Speaker John Boehner

Source: Fortune

The U.S. marijuana industry has a new spokesman: John Boehner.

The Republican former Speaker of the House has joined the advisory board of Acreage Holdings, a company that cultivates, processes and dispenses cannabis in 11 U.S. states. Boehner’s endorsement, after saying nine years ago he was “unalterably opposed” to marijuana legalization, could be considered a watershed event: Marijuana has gone mainstream.

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John Boehner’s marijuana reversal: ‘my thinking on cannabis has evolved’

Source: New York Times, Daniel Victor

John A. Boehner, the speaker of the House from 2011 to 2015, reversed a long-held stance against marijuana legalization on Wednesday, saying on Twitter that “my thinking on cannabis has evolved.”

Mr. Boehner, a Republican leader who in 2011 told a constituent he was “unalterably opposed” to legalization, joined the board of advisers of Acreage Holdings, a cannabis corporation that operates in 11 states.

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Former House Speaker Boehner 'has evolved' on marijuana

Source: CNN, Jennifer Hansler

John Boehner is heading for the boardroom of a cannabis company, the former Speaker of the House announced Wednesday.

"I'm joining the board of #AcreageHoldings because my thinking on cannabis has evolved," the Ohio Republican tweeted." 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."

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Boehner's ‘bombshell’ weed reversal ‘monumental’ for marijuana

Source: Bloomberg, Kristine Owram

The pot industry panicked when U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions ended the government’s hands-off policy on weed. Today, it can breathe a bit easier as former Republican House Speaker John Boehner joins the advisory board of U.S. cannabis producer Acreage Holdings.

“It is difficult to overstate the impact of this monumental event for the U.S. cannabis sector,” Vahan Ajamian, analyst at Beacon Securities Ltd., wrote in a note Wednesday.

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Weed win: Former Speaker John Boehner becomes marijuana firm advisor

Source: Rolling Stone, Ryan Reed

John Boehner is now an unexpected ally in the fight for legal weed. The Republican, who served as Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives between 2011 and 2015, joined the board of advisors for Acreage Holdings, a company that cultivates, processes and dispenses cannabis in 11 states.

Seven years ago, Boehner said he was "unalterably opposed" to legalizing marijuana. On Wednesday, he tweeted that his opinion on the issue "evolved" over the years. "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," he wrote, linking a news release about joining the company.

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John Boehner was a longtime opponent of marijuana reform. Here’s what changed his mind.

Source: The Washington Post, Alex Horton & Christopher Ingraham

John A. Boehner, the former Republican speaker of the House who once said he was “unalterably opposed” to decriminalizing marijuana laws, has joined a board of directors for a cannabis company with an eye on rolling back federal regulations.

The former Ohio congressman has been appointed to the board of advisers of Acreage Holdings, invoking the need for veterans to access the drug legally to explain his change of heart, Boehner said in a statement Wednesday. The company grows and sells legal weed and operates in 11 states.

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