SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota (AP) – Former South Dakota Democratic U.S. Sen. Tom Daschle has been named to an advisory board of a cannabis investment company.
The Argus Leader reports the former Senate majority leader 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.