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A list of politicians who smoked marijuana. Smoking pot may lead to tragedy, but it can also lead to the White House. That's right, even Barack Obama and Sarah Palin have smoked weed. Many also point to America's history with cannabis, which continues to be one of the US's largest cash crops. Some even point to the Founding Fathers, who were hemp farmers, and even suggest the American Eagle on the seal of the United States should be a clutching a pot leaf within its talons.

To be fair though, while many of our early politicians definitely grew hemp, there is sparse evidence to suggest they actually smoked it or even knew of its medicinal/psychoactive properties (unlike our modern politicians). With efforts on the rise to further legalize marijuana, it might not be long before we see cannabis growing within the White House garden.

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Barack Obama is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 40+ Politicians Who Smoked Marijuana
Barack Obama age 57 Barack Hussein Obama II (born August 4, 1961) is an American politician who served as the 44th President of the United States from 2009 to 2017. The first African American to assume the ...more

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Arnold Schwarzenegger is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 40+ Politicians Who Smoked Marijuana
Arnold Schwarzenegger age 70 Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger is an Austrian-born American actor, model, producer, director, activist, businessman, investor, writer, philanthropist, former professional bodybuilder, and ...more

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Sarah Palin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 40+ Politicians Who Smoked Marijuana
Sarah Palin age 53 Sarah Louise Palin is an American politician, commentator, and author who served as the ninth Governor of Alaska, from 2006 to her resignation in 2009. As the Republican Party nominee for Vice ...more

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Thomas Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 40+ Politicians Who Smoked Marijuana
Thomas Jefferson Died at 83 (1743-1826) Thomas Jefferson was an American Founding Father, the principal author of the Declaration of Independence, and the third President of the United States. He was a spokesman for democracy, and ...more

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Bill Clinton is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list 40+ Politicians Who Smoked Marijuana
Bill Clinton age 72 William Jefferson "Bill" Clinton is an American politician who served as the 42nd President of the United States from 1993 to 2001. Previously, he served as Governor of Arkansas from ...more

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Benjamin Franklin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list 40+ Politicians Who Smoked Marijuana
Benjamin Franklin Died at 84 (1706-1790) Benjamin Franklin FRS was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. A renowned polymath, Franklin was a leading author, printer, political theorist, politician, postmaster, scientist, ...more

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Michael Bloomberg is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list 40+ Politicians Who Smoked Marijuana
Michael Bloomberg age 76 Michael Rubens Bloomberg is an American business magnate, politician, and philanthropist. He served as the 108th Mayor of New York City, holding office for three consecutive terms beginning with ...more

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George Washington is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list 40+ Politicians Who Smoked Marijuana
George Washington Died at 67 (1732-1799) George Washington was the first President of the United States, the Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, and one of the Founding Fathers of the ...more

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David Paterson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list 40+ Politicians Who Smoked Marijuana
David Paterson age 63 David Alexander Paterson is an American politician. He was the 55th Governor of New York, in office from 2008 to 2010. He was the first African American governor of New York and also the second ...more

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Abraham Lincoln is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list 40+ Politicians Who Smoked Marijuana
Abraham Lincoln Died at 56 (1809-1865) Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States, serving from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. Lincoln led the United States through its Civil War—its bloodiest war ...more

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Andrew Jackson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list 40+ Politicians Who Smoked Marijuana
Andrew Jackson Died at 78 (1767-1845) Andrew Jackson was the seventh President of the United States. He was born near the end of the colonial era, somewhere near the then-unmarked border between North and South Carolina, into a ...more

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Ed Koch is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list 40+ Politicians Who Smoked Marijuana
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James Madison is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list 40+ Politicians Who Smoked Marijuana
James Madison Died at 85 (1751-1836) James Madison, Jr. was an American statesman, political theorist, and the fourth President of the United States. He is hailed as the "Father of the Constitution" for being instrumental ...more

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Jesse Ventura is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list 40+ Politicians Who Smoked Marijuana
Jesse Ventura age 67 James George Janos, better known by his stage name, Jesse Ventura, is an American former professional wrestler, color commentator, actor, author, TV host, podcaster, naval veteran, conspiracy ...more

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James Monroe is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list 40+ Politicians Who Smoked Marijuana
James Monroe Died at 73 (1758-1831) James Monroe was the fifth President of the United States. Monroe was the last president who was a Founding Father of the United States and the last president from the Virginia dynasty and the ...more

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Franklin Pierce is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list 40+ Politicians Who Smoked Marijuana
Franklin Pierce Died at 65 (1804-1869) Franklin Pierce was the 14th President of the United States. Genial and well-spoken, Pierce was a northern Democrat who saw the abolitionist movement as a fundamental threat to the unity of the ...more

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Zachary Taylor is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list 40+ Politicians Who Smoked Marijuana
Zachary Taylor Died at 66 (1784-1850) Zachary Taylor was the 12th President of the United States, serving from March 1849 until his death in July 1850. Before his presidency, Taylor was a career officer in the United States Army, ...more

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Bruce Babbitt is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list 40+ Politicians Who Smoked Marijuana
Bruce Babbitt age 79 Bruce Edward Babbitt, a Democrat, served as United States Secretary of the Interior and as the 16th governor of Arizona, from 1978 to 1987.

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Bill Bradley is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list 40+ Politicians Who Smoked Marijuana
Bill Bradley age 74 William Warren "Bill" Bradley is an American Hall of Fame basketball player, Rhodes scholar, and former three-term Democratic U.S. Senator from New Jersey. He ran unsuccessfully for ...more

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Jack Conway is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list 40+ Politicians Who Smoked Marijuana
Jack Conway age 48 John William "Jack" Conway is an American politician from Kentucky. Conway is a member of the Democratic Party and has served as the Attorney General of Kentucky since 2008. Prior to ...more

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Paul Cellucci is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list 40+ Politicians Who Smoked Marijuana
Paul Cellucci Died at 65 (1948-2013) Argeo Paul Cellucci was an American politician and diplomat from Massachusetts. A Republican, he served in state's House of Representatives and Senate before being elected the state's lieutenant ...more

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Lincoln Chafee is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list 40+ Politicians Who Smoked Marijuana
Lincoln Chafee age 64 Lincoln Davenport Chafee is an American politician who served as the 74th Governor of Rhode Island from January 2011 to January 2015. Prior to his election as governor, Chafee served in the ...more

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Lawton Chiles is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list 40+ Politicians Who Smoked Marijuana
Lawton Chiles Died at 68 (1930-1998) Lawton Mainor Chiles, Jr. was an American politician from the U.S. state of Florida. A Korean War veteran, Chiles later returned to Florida for law school and eventually opened his own private ...more

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Steve Cohen is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list 40+ Politicians Who Smoked Marijuana
Steve Cohen age 68 Stephen Ira "Steve" Cohen is the U.S. Representative for Tennessee's 9th congressional district, serving since 2007. He is a member of the Democratic Party. Tennessee's 9th district ...more

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Andrew Cuomo is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list 40+ Politicians Who Smoked Marijuana
Andrew Cuomo age 61 Andrew Mark Cuomo is an American politician who is the 56th and current Governor of New York. A member of the Democratic Party, Cuomo was elected in 2010, holding the same position his father, ...more

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Howard Dean is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list 40+ Politicians Who Smoked Marijuana
Howard Dean age 69 Howard Brush Dean III is an American former politician who served as the 79th Governor of Vermont from 1991 to 2003 and Chairman of the Democratic National Committee from 2005 to 2009. Dean was ...more

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Joseph DeNucci is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list 40+ Politicians Who Smoked Marijuana
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Mary Donohue is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list 40+ Politicians Who Smoked Marijuana
Mary Donohue age 70 Mary O’Connor Donohue is a retired Judge of the New York Court of Claims and was Lieutenant Governor of New York State. She was first elected lieutenant governor in 1998 and reelected 2002 on a ...more

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John Edwards is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list 40+ Politicians Who Smoked Marijuana
John Edwards age 64 Johnny Reid "John" Edwards is an American politician, who served as a U.S. Senator from North Carolina. He was the Democratic nominee for Vice President in 2004, and was a candidate ...more

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Newt Gingrich is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list 40+ Politicians Who Smoked Marijuana
Newt Gingrich age 75 Newton Leroy "Newt" Gingrich is an American politician, historian, author and political consultant. He represented Georgia's 6th congressional district as a Republican from 1979 until ...more

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Al Gore is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list 40+ Politicians Who Smoked Marijuana
Al Gore age 70 Albert Arnold Gore, Jr., is an American environmental activist, author, businessperson, former politician and former journalist. He served as the forty-fifth Vice President of the United States ...more

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Gary Johnson is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list 40+ Politicians Who Smoked Marijuana
Gary Johnson age 65 Gary Earl Johnson is an American businessman and politician. He served as the 29th Governor of New Mexico from 1995 to 2003, as a member of the Republican Party, and was the Libertarian Party ...more

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Joseph P. Kennedy II is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list 40+ Politicians Who Smoked Marijuana
Joseph P. Kennedy II age 65 Joseph Patrick "Joe" Kennedy II is an American businessman, Democratic politician, and a member of the Kennedy family. He served as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from ...more

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John Kerry is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list 40+ Politicians Who Smoked Marijuana
John Kerry age 75 John Forbes Kerry is an American politician who is the 68th and current United States Secretary of State. He has served in the United States Senate, and was chairman of the Senate Foreign ...more

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Connie Mack III is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list 40+ Politicians Who Smoked Marijuana
Connie Mack III age 77 Cornelius Alexander McGillicuddy III, popularly known as Connie Mack, is a former Republican politician. He served as a member of the United States House of Representatives from Florida and then ...more

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Kyle E. McSlarrow is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list 40+ Politicians Who Smoked Marijuana
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John Miller is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list 40+ Politicians Who Smoked Marijuana
John Miller Died at 65 (1781-1846) John Miller was an American publisher, War of 1812 veteran, and politician from Missouri. A Democrat, Miller was the fourth Governor of Missouri before serving three terms in the United States ...more

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Susan Molinari is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list 40+ Politicians Who Smoked Marijuana
Susan Molinari age 59 Susan Molinari is a politician, journalist, and lobbyist from New York. She was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives for three terms. She is vice president for public policy at Google.

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Jim Moran is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list 40+ Politicians Who Smoked Marijuana
Jim Moran age 72 James Patrick "Jim" Moran, Jr. is a former U.S. Representative for Virginia's 8th congressional district in Northern Virginia, including the cities of Falls Church and Alexandria, all ...more

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Evelyn Murphy is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list 40+ Politicians Who Smoked Marijuana
Evelyn Murphy

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Richard Neal is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list 40+ Politicians Who Smoked Marijuana
Richard Neal age 68 Richard Edmund Neal is an American politician and the U.S. Representative for Massachusetts's 1st congressional district. He is a member of the Democratic Party and a former city councilor and ...more

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George Pataki is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list 40+ Politicians Who Smoked Marijuana
George Pataki age 73 George Elmer Pataki is an American politician who was the 53rd Governor of New York. A member of the Republican Party, Pataki served three consecutive four-year terms from January 1, 1995, until ...more

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Edward W. Pattison is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list 40+ Politicians Who Smoked Marijuana
Edward W. Pattison Died at 58 (1932-1990) Edward Worthington Pattison was a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives from New York.

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Claiborne Pell is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list 40+ Politicians Who Smoked Marijuana
Claiborne Pell Died at 91 (1918-2009) Claiborne de Borda Pell was a U.S. Senator from Rhode Island, serving six terms from 1961 to 1997, and was best known as the sponsor of the Pell Grant, which provides financial aid funding to ...more

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William Scranton is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list 40+ Politicians Who Smoked Marijuana
William Scranton Died at 96 (1917-2013) William Warren "Bill" Scranton was an American Republican Party politician. Scranton served as the 38th Governor of Pennsylvania from 1963 to 1967. From 1976 to 1977, he served as ...more

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Bill Thompson is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list 40+ Politicians Who Smoked Marijuana
Bill Thompson age 64 William Colridge "Bill" or "Billy" Thompson, Jr. was the 42nd Comptroller of New York City. Sworn into office on January 1, 2002, he was reelected to serve a second term that ...more

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Peter G. Torkildsen is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list 40+ Politicians Who Smoked Marijuana
Peter G. Torkildsen age 59 Peter Gerard Torkildsen is a former chairman of the Massachusetts Republican State Committee and a former member of the United States House of Representatives. He currently works in the private ...more