Most of these politicians have admitted publicly to have smoked weed, and some founding fathers were also hemp farmers. With efforts to make Cannabis legal in most states of the US, you won’t be amazed to find weed growing in gardens in every neighborhood. The following is a list of politicians who have had a puff at least once.
Sarah Plain is an American politician who previously served as the governor of Alaska for three years from 2006 to 2009 after her resignation. She publicly admitted to smoking weed in her youthful years during an interview in 2006, but she does not smoke anymore.
Barack Obama is an American politician who served as the 44th President of the United States (POTUS) from 2009-2017. He has admitted having used weed during his high school days in his 1995 memoir “Dreams from my father.”
“I inhaled frequently. That was the point.”
Bill Clinton served as the 42nd president of the United States from 1993-2001. He revealed using marijuana while he was in England during an interview with Fusion TV.
“But when I was in England I experimented with marijuana a time or two, and I didn’t like it. I didn’t inhale it, and never tried it again.”
Arnold Schwarzenegger is known for his role in most movies. He is also a producer, politician, and businessman. He has served as the 38th governor of California from 2003 -2011. The governor has admitted to inhaling and smoking the drug .He is known to have claimed that marijuana is not a drug, but a leaf. There is no denying that Schwarzenegger smoked pot as he’s seen smoking pot in the bodybuilding documentary “Pumping Iron”.
“Marijuana… That’s not a drug, that’s a plant.”
Susan Molinari is a former representative of New York City and confessed to experimenting with marijuana in her youthful years in 1996 during a Republican National Convention.
”I did experiment with marijuana less than a handful of times.”
Rand Paul is an American politician and has been serving as a junior United States senator since 2011. The story of Rand using weed is unique and different unlike the tale of other politicians. Allegedly Paul did haze one of his girlfriends. He and a friend blindfolded her and took her to a creek and making her bow down to “Aqua Buddha” (whatever that means) and take bong hits. The story was covered by GQ Magazine.
“Let’s just say I wasn’t a choir boy when I was in college and that I can recognize that kids make mistakes, and I can say that I made mistakes when I was a kid”
Maggie Hassan is an American politician who is currently the junior senator for the US from New Hampshire. She served as the 81st governor of New Hampshire for five years from 2013-2017. She publicly admitted having used weed during her college days and later legalized the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes in her state.
“I was in college. I tried it,”
Jeb Bush, a legendary American businessman as well as a politician who sat as the 43rd Governor of Florida from year 1999-2007. He publicly revealed using cannabis and later apologized to his mum on Twitter during the 2016 presidential debates.
“Forty years ago, I smoked marijuana and I admit it,” Bush said. “I’m sure that other people might have done it and may not want to say it in front of 25 million people. My mom’s not happy that I just did.”
Dana Rohrabacher is the current representative of California’s 48th Congressional district. He also served as the special assistant to former president Ronald Reagan from 1981-1988. Unlike other politicians who have used cannabis for recreational purposes, Dana used weed for medical purposes, because he had Arthritis.
“I tried it two weeks ago, and it’s the first time in a year and a half that I had a decent night’s sleep because the arthritis pain was gone,”
Bernie Sanders is an American politician who is considered the longest-serving independent according to congressional history. He is currently serving as a junior US senator since 2007. He is famous for advocating the legalization of cannabis use, and he has enjoyed the pot several times.
“My hair was long, but not long for the times. I smoked marijuana, but was never part of the drug culture. That wasn’t me,”