Former Alaska senator Mike Gravel is running a weed business.
The 84-year-old, who served in the Senate from 1969 to 1981 before running for president in 2008, has become the new head of KUSH, which develops innovative cannabis-based products.
One of his first ventures will be to launch the ‘Kubby’: a cannabis lozenge.
‘I’m anxious to assist in bringing this important resource to a broader market in a serious and credible way,’ Gravel said in a statement.
It is the latest in a political lifetime of controversial moves for Gravel, a staunch opponent of the Vietnam War and drug law reformist.
An entire chapter of his book Citizen Power slams the ‘war on drugs’ that started with President Nixon.