Former Senate Majority Leader Daschle joins cannabis board
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle has been named to an advisory board of a cannabis investment company.
The Argus Leader reports the South Dakota Democrat joined New York-based Northern Swan Holdings Inc.
The firm supports companies in the international cannabis industry in countries where marijuana is legal.
Joe Crowley, a former New York Democratic congressman, also was named to the company's board.
Daschle, in a statement, called for changes to U.S. laws regarding cannabis research and use.
Daschle served in the Senate from 1987 to 2005.