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Former Senate Majority Leader Daschle joins cannabis board

May 22, 2019
In this Feb. 2, 2009, file photo, former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Daschle has been named to an advisory board of a cannabis investment company. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

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.

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