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
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.