Judge Jeanine Pirro was recently invited to join the board of a cannabis company. She shocked many when it was announced she has accepted this invitation.
Cannabis is also known as marijuana and has been the subject of intense public debate in recent years, with many states deregulating or legalizing it entirely.
While it may seem odd given her conservative viewpoints, there is a reason for her participation in the cannabis industry. Judge Jeanine has an interest in the medicinal benefits of CBD; the other active ingredient in marijuana.
Unlike THC, CBD does not cause intoxication. It is, however, reported to help people with a variety of ailments, including epilepsy and dealing with the side effects from chemotherapy. The drug does have its detractors, however, who argue that there are other drugs on the market that people should use instead.
When asked about this move, the judge had this to say:
“My interest in CBD stems from a curiosity after hearing people say how much they benefited from CBD,”
Hopefully many can benefit from this move and Judge Jeanine Pirro is able to use her influence within the company to make sure the product is used to treat ailments safely.
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