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Former Orange County Republican Dana Rohrabacher, contemporary 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 checklist 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 business. An enormous distinction between Rohrabacher and others, nonetheless, 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 suitable facet of historical past earlier than it was common, particularly amongst his Republican colleagues.

The Hill reported on the transfer:

BudTrader, based mostly California, is a cannabis platform thought-about 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 corporations 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 associates 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 combat for freedom garner increasingly assist, and hopefully these transfer into the business will solely amplify the voices demanding we finish the failed and dangerous struggle on cannabis.

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