Marijuana Use Is Still a Morality Issue for Smokers-Turned-Politicians

Most Americans support legalization, but politicians still refer to their past use as a youthful mistake.

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush speaks during the Wall Street Journal CEO Council in Washington, DC, December 1, 2014.

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It’s old news that Jeb Bush smoked marijuana as a teenager, but his re-admission in a new profile in the Boston Globe that he drank alcohol and partook in pot has raised the question of whether presidential candidates who indulged in their youths and don't support lenient drug policy as adults are hypocrites.

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