Former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney plans to join the board of New York-based Acreage Holdings, becoming the latest political heavyweight affiliated with the multistate marijuana company.
Mulroney – prime minister from 1984 to 1993 – will join a board stacked with political and corporate veterans, including:
- Former U.S. House Speaker John Boehner.
- Former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld.
- IBM’s former chief financial officer, Douglas Maine.
- Former CEO of TW Telecom (formerly Time Warner Telecom), Larissa Herda.
The former prime minister will join Acreage in November, upon the close of the RTO, the company said in a press release.
Mulroney also joins a growing list of former heads of state in the international cannabis industry.
Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak joined Herzliya-based licensed medical cannabis company Intercure as chairman of its board of directors.
John Turner, who had a short term as Canada’s prime minister in 1984, backed a failed medical cannabis company in 2014.
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