Sean Duffy’s former chief of staff sells pot

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    Chief of staff to former Wisconsin Congressman Sean Duffy is now working for a company that produces marijuana products.

    Pete Meachum, who worked for Duffy before the Congressman resigned in September,  is now senior director for government affairs at the Cronos Group, according to a report in the insider government affairs publication Legistorm

    Cronos Group, Legistorm reports, in itsCaught Our Eyefeature, “bills itself as ‘an innovative global cannabinoid company.’ 

    “The Canada-based group has not disclosed a U.S. lobbying presence at this time,” the report adds.

    “Meachum had served as Duffy’s chief since 2013, briefly taking leave from the office to head Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign efforts in Wisconsin. He has also worked for then-Republican Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) and for ex-Rep. Ginny Brown-Waite (R-Fla.).”

    Ruth Conniff
    Ruth Conniff is Editor-in-chief of the Wisconsin Examiner. She formerly served as Editor-in-chief of The Progressive Magazine where she worked for many years from both Madison and Washington, DC. Shortly after Donald Trump took office she moved with her family to Oaxaca, Mexico, and covered U.S./Mexico relations, the migrant caravan, and Mexico’s efforts to grapple with Trump. Conniff is a frequent guest on MSNBC and has appeared on Good Morning America, Democracy Now!, Wisconsin Public Radio, CNN, Fox News and many other radio and television outlets. She has also written for The Nation, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Los Angeles Times, among other publications. She graduated from Yale University in 1990, where she ran track and edited the campus magazine The New Journal. She lives in Madison, Wisconsin with her husband and three daughters.