John Boehner, Bill Weld join push to legalize weed

Former Republican powerhouses John Boehner and Bill Weld are joining a national pot company — that owns three medical marijuana licenses in Massachusetts — as part of their effort to legalize weed nationally.

“The effect of marijuana being a schedule class 1 narcotic in Washington is a seriously flawed idea,” Weld said. “Descheduling is the most constructive step that could be taken.”

Weld and Boehner said yesterday they joined the board of advisers for Acreage Holdings, the parent company of Prime Wellness Centers Inc., which has three medical marijuana licenses in Massachusetts. Acreage Holdings also operates dispensaries in states around more at