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Old 05-01-2012, 07:03 AM
 
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As a poster over at Hannity Forums I saw this thread topic and thought it would be a good debatable topic here since many want Marijuana legalized. I doubt some of the choices of presidents that smoked it but that is what debate is for. Have a look at the list and speak your thoughts.


Spark Report Stoned Presidents: U.S Presidents that Smoked Marijuana
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Old 05-01-2012, 07:44 AM
 
Location: Jewel Lake (Sagle) Idaho
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Interesting history.

Do you know how many have used cocaine?
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Old 05-01-2012, 08:00 AM
 
Location: On the Ohio River in Western, KY
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I honestly would be more suprised if you could find a President that DIDN'T use some form of drugs or liquor.
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Old 05-01-2012, 08:16 AM
 
Location: The Republic of Texas
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At the beginning of this nation, it was a federal law, that everyone was to grow hemp.

The wood pulp lobby made sure Hemp became illegal to grow.
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Old 05-01-2012, 08:21 AM
 
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I am not surprised by that list .
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Old 05-01-2012, 08:25 AM
 
Location: USA
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The Founding Fathers intended it to be legal. Instead, a much more deadly drug was legalized, alcohol.
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Old 07-09-2012, 12:17 AM
 
Location: White House, TN
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The Founding Fathers intended it to be legal. Instead, a much more deadly drug was legalized, alcohol.
We can't prohibit Alcohol. Much worse problems occur. As for marijuana prohibition, it's been prohibited for so long that all of those who originally signed the laws to prohibit it are deceased (the person who was responsible for the first prohibition of marijuana died in 1975, Harry Anslinger, and his moral character was questionable at best). Marijuana needs to be legalized. Those who outlawed it have been shown to have poor moral character.
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Old 07-09-2012, 08:44 AM
 
Location: The Republic of Texas
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The Founding Fathers intended it to be legal. Instead, a much more deadly drug was legalized, alcohol.

The founding fathers, brewed their own beer and made their own whiskey.

Before prohibition, there were over 23,000 brewery in the nation, After prohibition, there were 6.
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Old 07-09-2012, 08:46 AM
 
Location: Metairie, La.
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So that's a funny site and I'm sure it's tongue-in-cheek, but I take issue with a few misstatements made.

First, Madison probably didn't want a democratic nation. I think the thought of a democratic nation likely horrified people of Madison's ilk. This is why there were some austere voting restrictions placed on the population through both federal and state laws.

Second, JFK didn't have the power to legalize it. Congress holds that power. I know we oftentimes attribute congressional powers to presidents, i.e. "Obama did this or did that" and "Mitt Romney will lower your taxes and do this or that." What people usually mean by this is that they will try to get Congress to do whatever it is they're advocating. I think that's an important distinction that should be pointed out.

Third, I really doubt that Carter hosted pot smoke-filled parties at the White House. After all, it is and was forbidden by federal law and I seriously doubt Carter's people would have risked alienating the public any more than they already had in their brief 4-year stint in the White House.
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Old 07-09-2012, 09:16 AM
 
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I am not sure about that list. I really doubt Carter smoked weed. On the other hand,some presidents that wouldn't surpirse me.
Ronald Reagan. Remember he was an actor for over 25 years. Did he ever do a movie with Robert Mitchum?
FDR. Maybe he needed some to ease his pain? Especially when he was dying?
William Howard Taft. Serious case of the munchies.
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