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Former Speaker John Boehner on weed legalization: It’s time for Washington to ‘get out of the way’

Former Speaker John Boehner on weed legalization: It’s time for Washington to ‘get out of the way’

Thomas Franck | Mar 15 2019

Former House Speaker John Boehner told CNBC on Friday that U.S. lawmakers are behind the times on cannabis legalization.

“It’s clear this market is going to expand. And as it does, lawmakers in Washington have to look up and realize that the federal government is way out of step,” Boehner said from the South by Southwest conference in Austin, Texas. “It’s time for the federal government to get out of the way.”

Former Speaker John Boehner on weed legalization: It’s time for Washington to ‘get out of the way’






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