Presidential Candidate Jeb Bush Announces Support for Decriminalizing Cannabis

Jeb BushIn a move that will likely come as a surprise to many, Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush, brother of former President George W. Bush, has announced that he supports decriminalizing cannabis.

“It’s one thing to say we should have decriminalization of marijuana. I support that,” Bush said in an interview on WBZ NewsRadio. This marks the first time the former Florida Governor has endorsed a move to end incarceration for cannabis.

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A Breakdown of Where the 2016 Presidential Candidates Stand on Cannabis

By Tom Angell, Marijuana.com

marijuanawhitehouseThe 2016 presidential field is taking shape, and many of the candidates are weighing in on the debate about marijuana.

Here’s a roundup of what the declared candidates have said about cannabis policy, as well as what they’ve admitted about their own marijuana consumption.

This post will be updated as candidates continue to address the issue. All candidates are listed in alphabetical order.

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Chris Christie: ‘I’m Not Opposed to Medical Marijuana’

medmarDuring the September 16th CNN republican presidential debate, the issue of cannabis law reform came up, which host Jake Tapper called “one of the hottest questions” received by CNN from viewers.

Senator Rand Paul began the debate on the subject by stating, “What the American people don’t like about politics is the hypocrisy”, pointing to he fact that at least one of the candidates on stage has admitted to using cannabis in the past.

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, knowing Paul was talking about him, said that “40 years ago I smoked marijuana… I am 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.”

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Where Do Presidential Candidates Stand on Marijuana?

By Tom Angell, Marijuana.com

budhouseThe 2016 presidential field is taking shape, and many of the candidates are weighing in on the debate about marijuana.

Here’s a roundup of what the declared candidates have said about cannabis policy, as well as what they’ve admitted about their own marijuana consumption.

This post will be updated as new candidates officially enter the race. All candidates are listed in alphabetical order.

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Presidential Candidate Jeb Bush Sold Hash in Boarding School, Still Opposes Legalization

Presidential Candidate and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush use to smoke cannabisjeb often, and even sold hash on at least one occasion, yet he still supports the continuing prohibition on cannabis which would have turned his life upside down if he was caught even once.

“I drank alcohol and I smoked marijuana when I was at Andover,” says Bush, “It was pretty common.”

According to a recent Boston Globe article, Bush even sold hash while at Andover on at least one occasion, something which would have potentially landed him in prison, and almost surely would have led to his expulsion from the school.

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