The Cannabis Conspiracy – Teeka Tiwari and Jeanine Pirro
I recently sat down with one of President Trump’s close friends, Judge Jeanine Pirro.
What we discussed could make you uncomfortable. Perhaps even angry.
But it could also make you more money than you’ve ever dreamed possible.
The Cannabis Conspiracy
Jeanine Pirro, host of “Justice with Judge Jeanine,” will sit on the board of directors of HeavenlyRx, effective immediately, the firm said in a press release on Wednesday. The company is a subsidiary of SOL Global Investments Corp., which holds stakes in a variety of cannabis-related businesses.
“My interest in CBD stems from a curiosity after hearing people say how much they benefited from CBD,” Pirro, who previously served as a New York district attorney, told Marijuana Moment in response to emailed questions. “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,” she said.
If Pirro chooses to amplify the CBD brand on her weekend show or social media accounts, it’s reasonable to assume that at least one influential fan will be tuned in: The president of the United States. Trump tweeted segments of Pirro’s show twice within the last week alone and frequently promotes her favorable coverage of his administration.
“Jeanine clearly has a long and impressive track record of being a powerful advocate for the causes she believes in,” HeavenlyRx CEO Paul Norman, formerly the president of Kellogg Company North America, told Marijuana Moment. “That was evident during her career as [a district attorney] and now as a champion of the people.”
“Her research into hemp and CBD and its benefits over the last months gave us a clear vision into why she became such a phenomenal success as a judge, journalist and TV personality,” he said. “We are simply thrilled to have her as a partner on the HeavenlyRx team.”
The announcement that Pirro is joining the company’s board comes four months after the host’s show was suspended by Fox News, a move that reportedly stemmed from her suggestion that the Muslim faith of Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) was “antithetical” to the U.S. Constitution. Fox subsequently condemned the remarks, but her show was reinstated about two weeks after the controversy.
While hemp and its derivatives were legalized under the 2018 Farm Bill that Trump signed into law late last year, don’t expect Pirro to be making the case for ending cannabis prohibition more broadly any time soon. HeavenlyRx explicitly does not associate with products containing THC, and the Fox News host has indicated that her support for reform is limited to legalizing medical cannabis.
That said, given her closeness to the White House and her massive media platform, Pirro is positioned to expand the mainstream appeal of hemp-derived CBD and contribute to the industry’s ongoing growth.
Who is Jeanine Ferris Pirro?
Jeanine Ferris Pirro is an American television host, author, and a former judge, prosecutor, and politician from New York. Pirro is currently the host of Fox News Channel’s Justice with Judge Jeanine. She was a frequent contributor to NBC News, including frequent appearances on The Today Show. A Republican, she was the first female judge elected in Westchester County, New York. She was subsequently elected the first female District Attorney of Westchester County.
As District Attorney, Pirro gained visibility in cases of domestic abuse and crimes against the elderly. Pirro briefly sought the Republican nomination for United States Senate against Hillary Clinton in 2006, but dropped out to accept the nomination for New York Attorney General. Pirro lost the general election to Democrat Andrew Cuomo by 19%.
Pirro has since become known for her staunchly pro – Donald Trump commentary. In 2018, she authored the book Liars, Leakers, and Liberals: The Case Against the Anti-Trump Conspiracy.