AALM official release:
Nancy Pelosi touted marijuana's alleged therapeutic properties as reason enough to stuff handouts to the multi-billion dollar marijuana industry into a COVID-19 relief bill. Such poor logic would seem strange until you realize her son Paul Pelosi Jr. is chairman of the board for Freedom Leaf, Inc., The Marijuana Legalization Company.
More and more politicians are discovered to have direct ties to the marijuana industry, have received bribes, or become prominent members of marijuana businesses after their political position. John Boehner who was a former Speaker of the United States House of Representatives has since become a prominent marijuana industry lobbyist. Taking a corporate pot position after retirement from the government appears to be becoming more and more common. Is such a position waiting for Speaker Pelosi as well?
Such deals and favors aren't only seen in DC but throughout the country.