If you see a re-legalized future, you know how crucial the upcoming Presidential election will be. How the next President feels about cannabis — if they know the truth about cannabis from personal experience, even if they haven’t the courage to speak the truth — re-legalization gets a push forward. Otherwise…
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At least eight (and as many as 17) of the 23 major-party Presidential hopefuls have said, or have strongly indicated, that they have consumed marijuana, including Jeb Bush, Lincoln Chafee, Ted Cruz, George Pataki, Rand Paul, Marco Rubio, Bernie Sanders and Rick Santorum. Nine others do not appear to have said whether they have consumed marijuana or not, and they did not respond to inquiries from MPP: Joe Biden, Ben Carson, Carly Fiorina, Jim Gilmore, Lindsey Graham, John Kasich, Bobby Jindal, Martin O’Malley and Jim Webb. Only six candidates have said they never used marijuana: Hillary Clinton, Chris Christie, Mike Huckabee, Rick Perry, Donald Trump and Scott Walker.
“In addition to potentially becoming our next President, these marijuana consumers are playing a major role in the national political dialogue,” Tvert said. “Win or lose, they are guiding the debate and influencing the positions of others both within and outside of their parties.
“Of the nearly two dozen major-party candidates running for president, fewer than one-third are willing and able to admit they never used marijuana,” Tvert added. “And one of them is married to the fourth most influential marijuana consumer in America. Times have changed, and so have public attitudes toward marijuana.”
This information comes off a list complied by the Marijuana Policy Project. MPP ranked the Top 50 Influential Marijuana Consumers. Follow the link to the list. Maybe you are on it.
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