Some say that business and politics don’t mix, but one cannabis company is betting they go together just fine.
Cannabis Sativa – headed by former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson – announced that ex-Alaska Sen. Mike Gravel will head its subsidiary Kush, which develops infused products. Cannabis Sativa acquired Kush last summer.
Gravel – a U.S. Senator from 1969 to 1981 who served on the finance, interior, environmental and public works committees and several subcommittees – has been an outspoken advocate for and “personally benefited” from medicinal marijuana use, Cannabis Sativa said in a release.
He has been a director at Kush since its inception.
Gravel battled President Richard Nixon, who coined the term “war on drugs,” and was a key player in ending the draft and ensuring the Pentagon Papers were published rather than kept classified.
The founder of Kush, Steve Kubby, also has strong political ties: He was the 1998 Libertarian Party of California’s candidate for governor. Kubby currently serves as chairman of Cannabis Sativa as well.