John Boehner

Last week, John Boehner, the retired congressman from Ohio and former Speaker of the House of Representatives, announced on Twitter that he was getting into the weed game:

"I'm joining the board of #AcreageHoldings because my thinking on cannabis has evolved," Boehner wrote. "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."

John Boehner, former speaker of the House, became an unlikely advocate for marijuana on Wednesday.

Reversing years of opposition to the drug when he served in Congress, the Republican announced that his "thinking on cannabis has evolved."

He tweeted that he was joining the Board of Advisors of Acreage Holdings, a corporation formerly known as High Street Capital Partners that operates cannabis cultivation, processing and dispensing across 11 states.

A former congressional staffer is set to be formally nominated without opposition as the Democratic challenger against recently elected Republican U.S. Rep. Warren Davidson in former House Speaker John Boehner's home district.

Residents in the 8th Congressional district in western Ohio may be getting a little vote-weary. The people who used to be represented by House Speaker John Boehner are facing their third election since March, and another one is ahead in November.

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Voters in six western Ohio counties vote Tuesday on who will take the congressional seat left vacant by former House Speaker John Boehner.

Special Election For Boehner's Former Seat Scheduled For June 7

Nov 2, 2015
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For seven months, there will be no one sitting in Ohio’s 8th Congressional district seat, which officially opened up with Speaker John Boehner’s resignation Saturday night.

A western Ohio Republican state legislator says he's running for the U.S. House seat being vacated by Speaker John Boehner.

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Sep 28, 2015
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Speaker of the House, John Boehner, announced that he will be retiring from Congress by the end of October, ending his five-year tenure Speaker the House of Representatives. Also, Ohio Senate President, Keith Faber, introduced legislation to de-fund Planned Parenthood in Ohio, mirroring a showdown over the issue on Capitol Hill.

House Speaker Boehner To Host Ohio Farm Forum

Mar 21, 2015

The speaker of the U.S. House plans to hear from farmers back home.

Rep. John Boehner will host his annual 8th House district farm forum Saturday in the western Ohio city of Troy. Boehner’s office says the keynote speaker will be Steve Phipps, chairman of Dayton-based Woolpert. The design and geospatial company has been developing its unmanned aerial system strategy, including uses for precision agriculture.

House Speaker says No to Tax Increase for Wealthy

Sep 19, 2011

U.S. House Speaker John Boehner says he agrees with President Barack Obama that everyone should pay their fair share of taxes, but says "class warfare" isn't the way to solve the nation's economic problems. Boehner spoke Monday to a business group at the University of Cincinnati less than two hours after Obama detailed a plan that includes taxing wealthy Americans.