Welcome, folks! It’s time to lift the veil on a smoky secret that has lured many into its hazy embrace, including some of our U.S. politicians. That’s right, we’re talking about marijuana, the green goddess that seems to have had some of our political heavyweights in her thrall.
In a spirit of transparency, or perhaps the occasional slip of the tongue, several of them have come clean about their past dalliances with pot. Here are 17 U.S. Politicians Who Have Admitted to Smoking Pot. Proceed at your own risk; you might catch a contact high from the stories ahead!
The 44th President of the United States, Obama, was quite candid about his past marijuana use in his book “Dreams from My Father,” stating, “Pot had helped… an occasional cocaine.” His stance on marijuana legalization evolved during his presidency, culminating in his assertion in 2014 that he doesn’t believe pot is more dangerous than alcohol.
The 42nd President, Clinton, famously said, “In England, I tried marijuana a few times and didn’t enjoy it. I didn’t inhale or attempt again.” His “didn’t inhale” comment has become a popular joke.
The former Massachusetts Senator and Secretary of State admitted in 2003 to Rolling Stone that he had tried marijuana.
The Kentucky Senator has never explicitly admitted to smoking marijuana, but he’s hinted at it. In 2015, he told WWJ Newsradio, “Let’s just say I wasn’t a saint.”
George P. Bush
Jeb Bush’s son and the Texas Land Commissioner admitted to smoking marijuana in his youth during a 2014 interview with the Associated Press.
The bodybuilder, movie star and former California Governor was filmed smoking a joint in the 1977 documentary “Pumping Iron.”
The former Alaska Governor and 2008 Vice Presidential candidate told Anchorage Daily News in 2006, “I can’t claim a Bill Clinton and say that I never inhaled.”
The Vermont Senator admitted during the 2016 presidential campaign that he’d smoked marijuana twice and found it wasn’t his thing, stating, “Because I coughed a lot, I don’t know.
The Texas Senator admitted in 2015 to trying marijuana as a teenager, stating in a statement by his campaign, “When he was a teenager, he foolishly experimented with marijuana. It was a mistake, and he never tried it again.”
In his 1999 autobiography, “I Ain’t Got Time to Bleed,” the former Minnesota Governor admitted that he’d smoked marijuana and continues to advocate for its legalization.
The former New Mexico Governor has been open about his past and present marijuana use, using his platform to advocate for legalization.
During his time as Governor of Rhode Island, Chafee admitted to experimenting with marijuana in his youth, reflecting the cultural norms of the time.
In a 2008 interview with Meet the Press, the former Virginia Senator it was revealed that he had tried marijuana during college.
As former Secretary of State, Shultz surprised many when he admitted to past marijuana use. He has since become a strong advocate for drug policy reform.
This Maine Senator broke the mold by discussing her past marijuana use openly. In a 2014 interview, Collins revealed she tried marijuana in college but didn’t enjoy it.
The former New York City Mayor admitted smoking a joint in his youth and famously quipped, “You bet I did. And I enjoyed it.”
Even the Supreme Court isn’t immune to cannabis confessions. Justice Clarence Thomas admitted to smoking marijuana “several times” in his youth during his 1991 confirmation hearings.
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