In an unexpected announcement HeavenlyRx, which calls itself “a global hemp and CBD* company,” spotlights the appointment of Fox News host, former judge and prosecutor Jeanine Pirro to its board of directors. Pirro has built a media reputation as the host of Fox News Channel’s top-rated “Justice with Judge Jeanine.”
The company boasts that prior to becoming a television personality more than a decade ago, Pirro had a distinguished legal career, scoring two firsts for women. In 1991, she was the first woman to be elected as a Westchester County Court Judge in New York. Two years later, she became the first woman to be elected Westchester County District Attorney.
Omitted from the braggadocio announcement? Jeanine Pirro is also a disappointing trailblazer in selling out the principles upon which she built her legal career.
Pirro is quoted as saying:
“I am now excited to be a part of the opportunity for people to access fantastic wellness options that are both natural and physically and emotionally beneficial.”
“Initially a skeptic, I now understand there are tremendous benefits outside the assembly line of traditional medical and pharmaceutical dictates,” the new board member enthused.
The onetime judge and Fox News contributor joins former House Speaker John Boehner in giving aid and comfort to a growing industry that has seized upon the false concept of medicalization of the addictive substance in an effort to influence voters nationwide to legalize this anything but benign drug.
In February SRAZ bared the duplicity of former House Speaker John Boehner in the post, “Fmr. House Speaker Boehner goes to pot, makes $millions.” Boehner is now an investment counselor for the industry, holding seminars to hawk the enormous opportunities to become wealthy investing in marijuana — er-r — cannabis. Previously opposed to legalization, he now glibly states, “Cannabis is here to stay,” as he hosted the American Cannabis Summit: Countdown to Legalization, touting job creation and new tax revenues. Regarding potential investors in what he calls a “golden opportunity,” Boehner blurs the facts as he bizarrely declares, “They’re dying to get in.” Others, who used marijuana as a gateway drug, are “dying to get out.”
Another, more knowledgeable view was presented in Hillsdale College’s esteemed publication, Imprimis. In the February post we wrote, after you inhale the dope from Boehner, read “Marijuana, Mental Illness, and Violence,” by author Alex Berenson which opens with an enlightening conversation he had with his wife — Dr. Jacqueline Berenson — then a senior psychiatrist at Mid-Hudson Forensic Psychiatric Institute in New York.
It would be quality reading for Jeanine Pirro, but the cash is obviously far more compelling.
* Note the myriad equivocators used to describe its ability to cure everything from cancer, fibromialgia, diabetes and epilepsy to acne. The words “could,” “may,” and “might,” get quite a workout.