Former Orange County Republican Dana Rohrabacher, recent off the heels of his keynote tackle on the Worldwide Hashish Enterprise Convention in Zurich, has simply introduced that he’s becoming a member of the board of BudTrader.com. Rohrabacher joins a rising listing of former elected officers together with previous Speaker of the Home John Boehner and Democratic Senate Majority Chief Tom Daschle, working straight within the cannabis trade. An enormous distinction between Rohrabacher and others, nevertheless, is the truth that he devoted a lot of his political life, and political capital, working to finish prohibition and enhance U.S. cannabis legal guidelines. Whereas different politicians are hopping on the bandwagon now that cannabis has gone mainstream, Rohrabacher deserves credit score for getting on the correct aspect of historical past earlier than it was in style, particularly amongst his Republican colleagues.
I’m proud to announce I’ve joined https://t.co/ya09tKK9hc as a shareholder and advisory board member, so I’ll proceed the battle for cannabis legalization on a nationwide degree.
— Dana Rohrabacher (@DanaRohrabacher) May 29, 2019
The Hill reported on the transfer:
BudTrader, primarily based California, is a cannabis platform thought of the “Craigslist of weed.” Its CEO, Brad McLaughlin, introduced plans to go public on Friday.
Rohrabacher was a champion of marijuana whereas in Congress. He labored to guard medical cannabis firms from prosecution by the Justice Division, efforts which first handed because the Rohrabacher-Farr modification in 2014. He additionally co-founded the Hashish Caucus within the Home in 2017.
Having former members of Congress lobbying their buddies on Capitol Hill ought to solely be excellent news for federal cannabis legalization. We might want to stay vigilant, however it’s promising to see our battle for freedom garner an increasing number of assist, and hopefully these transfer into the trade will solely amplify the voices demanding we finish the failed and dangerous warfare on cannabis.
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