After coming out against the legalization of cannabis in the past, Former House Speaker John Boehner now says his stance was wrong. He now believes that medical marijuana should be legalized nationally, and he says many of his fellow Republicans are having a similar change of heart.
In 2011, Boehner said that he was "unalterably opposed" to cannabis, but he claims that the seven-year-old comment was borne of ignorance. "Back then, like a lot of folks, I was getting faulty information," he said when addressing the American Cannabis Summit seminar organized by the National Institute for Cannabis Investors.
He went on to say that not only was he wrong, but that lots of his colleagues on the Hill have told him their views are changing – and that includes some of the most conservative politicians he knows.