Jeb Bush admits that he smoked marijuana in high school. His personal use of the drug stands in contrast to his later political stance on the plant.
“I drank alcohol and I smoked marijuana when I was at Andover,” Bush
Bush is the front-runner Republican seeking his Party’s 2016 presidential nomination. Both George H.W. Bush, Jeb’s father, and George W. Bush, his brother, also attended the prestigious private school.
” It was pretty common,” said Bush
As a politician, Bush states he has not embraced marijuana. He has spent much of his time as Florida governor championing jail instead of treatment for nonviolent drug offenders, and pushed for mandatory prison sentences for drug offenders.
“He was even opposed to medical marijuana. This is a guy who now admits he smoked marijuana but he wants to put people in jail who do.”
Some people may criticize Bush for his previous use of marijuana, but should we penalize someone who smoked a little pot in high school?
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