Jeanine Pirro Joins Cannabis Company’s Board

It was already a little strange when former Republican House Speaker John Boehner joined the cannabis biz. But this one really takes the cake brownie:

One of President Donald Trump’s favorite Fox News Channel personalities is joining the board of a CBD company.

Jeanine Pirro, host of “Justice with Judge Jeanine,” will sit on the board of directors of HeavenlyRx, effective immediately, the firm said in a press release on Wednesday. The company is a subsidiary of SOL Global Investments Corp., which holds stakes in a variety of cannabis-related businesses

Pirro said she started looking into CBD after hearing personal stories about its medical benefits.

“Initially a skeptic, I now understand there are tremendous benefits outside the assembly line of traditional medical and pharmaceutical dictates,” she told Marijuana Moment.

Before becoming a top Trump attack dog on Fox News, Pirro was a prosecutor and judge in New York.

HeavenlyRx is clearly happy to have her on board.

“Jeanine clearly has a long and impressive track record of being a powerful advocate for the causes she believes in,” HeavenlyRx CEO Paul Norman, formerly the president of Kellogg Company North America, told Marijuana Moment. “That was evident during her career as [a district attorney] and now as a champion of the people.”

The move isn’t without risk. Pirro is a highly provocative and controversial figure. Fox suspended her several months ago, reportedly for bigoted comments she made about Muslims and Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN).

HeavenlyRX only sells CBD products, so it's not in the business of getting people high. Pirro is an opponent of marijuana legalization for recreational use.


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