Cannabis Brand Ironically Thanks Richard Nixon for War on Drugs

The guest column-style ad in the NYT and Washington Post calls out the disgraced president's Controlled Substances Act of 1970

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As the 37th U.S. president, Richard Nixon’s checkered term in office includes secret wiretaps, bungled break-ins and resignation under a cloud, just ahead of impeachment.

But to the modern cannabis industry, “Tricky Dick’s” lasting legacy is the Controlled Substances Act of 1970, which outlawed weed and effectively spawned the destructive, decades-long war on drugs.

So it’s ironic—by design—that multistate operator Green Thumb Industries is “celebrating” the policy and the disgraced POTUS behind it in a high-profile campaign in the New York Times and the Washington Post.

“Thanks, Dick, for the mess you left us,” Green Thumb’s CEO and chairman Ben



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