Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) accused Jeb Bush of hypocrisy after The Boston Globe reported the former Florida governor was a heavy marijuana smoker while at an elite prep school. […]
â€œYou would think heâ€™d have a little more understanding then,â€ Paul told The Hill while en route to a political event in Texas.
â€œHe was even opposed to medical marijuana,â€ Paul said of Bush, a potential rival in the 2016 Republican presidential primary. â€œThis is a guy who now admits he smoked marijuana but he wants to put people in jail who do.
â€œI think thatâ€™s the real hypocrisy, is that people on our side, which include a lot of people who made mistakes growing up, admit their mistakes but now still want to put people in jail for that,â€ he said.
Nice to see politicians calling out other politicians on this.
One bizarre moment in this article written by Alexander Bolton, though, was this passage:
The Globe cited a former classmate, Peter Tibbetts, who said he first smoked marijuana with Bush and also consumed cannabis, a concentration of the plantâ€™s resin, in Bushâ€™s dorm room.
Perhaps Bolton should Google “cannabis” and learn what it is before trying to define it to his readers.