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40+ Politicians Who Smoked Marijuana  

Brettski
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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
age 58
Barack Hussein Obama II ( (listen); born August 4, 1961) is an American attorney and politician who served as the 44th president of the United States from 2009 to 2017. A member of the ...more
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Arnold Schwarzenegger is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 40+ Politicians Who Smoked Marijuana
age 72
Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger (; German: [ˈaɐ̯nɔlt ˈʃvaɐ̯tsn̩ˌʔɛɡɐ]; born July 30, 1947) is an Austrian-American politician, actor, filmmaker, and former professional bodybuilder. He served as the ...more
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Sarah Palin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 40+ Politicians Who Smoked Marijuana
age 55
Sarah Louise Palin ( (listen); née Heath; born February 11, 1964) is an American politician, commentator, author, and reality television personality, who served as the ninth governor of ...more
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Thomas Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 40+ Politicians Who Smoked Marijuana
Dec. 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
age 73
William Jefferson Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III; August 19, 1946) is an American politician who served as the 42nd president of the United States from 1993 to 2001. Prior to the ...more
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Benjamin Franklin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list 40+ Politicians Who Smoked Marijuana
Dec. at 84 (1706-1790)
Benjamin Franklin (January 17, 1706 [O.S. January 6, 1705] – April 17, 1790) was an American polymath and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. Franklin was a leading author, ...more
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Michael Bloomberg is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list 40+ Politicians Who Smoked Marijuana
age 77
Michael Rubens Bloomberg KBE (born February 14, 1942) is an American businessman, politician, author, and philanthropist. As of April 2019, his net worth was estimated at $62.1 billion, making ...more
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George Washington is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list 40+ Politicians Who Smoked Marijuana
Dec. at 67 (1732-1799)
George Washington was the first President of the United States, the Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army, and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. He presided over the ...more
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David Paterson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list 40+ Politicians Who Smoked Marijuana
David Paterson age 65
David Alexander Paterson (born May 20, 1954) is an American politician who served as the 55th Governor of New York, succeeding Eliot Spitzer and serving out nearly three years of Spitzer's term ...more
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Abraham Lincoln is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list 40+ Politicians Who Smoked Marijuana
Dec. at 56 (1809-1865)
Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865) was an American statesman and lawyer who served as the 16th president of the United States from 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. ...more
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Andrew Jackson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list 40+ Politicians Who Smoked Marijuana
Dec. at 78 (1767-1845)
Andrew Jackson (March 15, 1767 – June 8, 1845) was an American soldier and statesman who served as the seventh president of the United States from 1829 to 1837. Before being elected to the ...more
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Ed Koch is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list 40+ Politicians Who Smoked Marijuana
Dec. at 89 (1924-2013)
Edward Irving Koch ( KOTCH; December 12, 1924 – February 1, 2013) was an American lawyer, politician, political commentator, movie critic, and television personality. He served in the United ...more
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James Madison is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list 40+ Politicians Who Smoked Marijuana
Dec. at 85 (1751-1836)
James Madison Jr. (March 16, 1751 – June 28, 1836) was an American statesman, lawyer, diplomat, philosopher, and Founding Father who served as the fourth president of the United States from 1809 ...more
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Jesse Ventura is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list 40+ Politicians Who Smoked Marijuana
age 68
Jesse Ventura (born James George Janos; July 15, 1951) is an American media personality, actor, author, retired professional wrestler, and former politician who served as the Mayor of Brooklyn ...more
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James Monroe is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list 40+ Politicians Who Smoked Marijuana
Dec. at 73 (1758-1831)
James Monroe (; April 28, 1758 – July 4, 1831) was an American statesman, lawyer, diplomat and Founding Father who served as the fifth president of the United States from 1817 to 1825. A member ...more
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Franklin Pierce is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list 40+ Politicians Who Smoked Marijuana
Dec. at 65 (1804-1869)
Franklin Pierce (November 23, 1804 – October 8, 1869) was the 14th president of the United States (1853–1857), a northern Democrat who saw the abolitionist movement as a fundamental threat to ...more
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Zachary Taylor is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list 40+ Politicians Who Smoked Marijuana
Dec. at 66 (1784-1850)
Zachary Taylor (November 24, 1784 – July 9, 1850) was the 12th president of the United States, serving from March 1849 until his death in July 1850. Taylor previously was a career officer in the ...more
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Bruce Babbitt is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list 40+ Politicians Who Smoked Marijuana
age 81
Bruce Edward Babbitt (born June 27, 1938) is an American attorney and politician from the state of Arizona. A member of the Democratic Party, Babbitt served as the 16th governor of Arizona from ...more
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Bill Bradley is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list 40+ Politicians Who Smoked Marijuana
age 76
William Warren Bradley (born July 28, 1943) is an American politician and former professional basketball player. He served three terms as a Democratic U.S. Senator from New Jersey. He ran ...more
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Jack Conway is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list 40+ Politicians Who Smoked Marijuana
age 50
John William Conway (born July 5, 1969) is an American politician from Kentucky. Conway is a member of the Democratic Party and was the 49th Attorney General of Kentucky from January 7, 2008 to ...more
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Paul Cellucci is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list 40+ Politicians Who Smoked Marijuana
Dec. at 65 (1948-2013)
Argeo Paul Cellucci (April 24, 1948 – June 8, 2013) was an American politician and diplomat from Massachusetts. A Republican, he served in the House of Representatives and Senate of ...more
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Lincoln Chafee is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list 40+ Politicians Who Smoked Marijuana
age 66
Lincoln Davenport Chafee (; born March 26, 1953) is an American politician from the state of Rhode Island. He was mayor of Warwick from 1993 to 1999, a United States Senator from 1999 to 2007, ...more
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Lawton Chiles is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list 40+ Politicians Who Smoked Marijuana
Dec. at 68 (1930-1998)
Lawton Mainor Chiles Jr. (April 3, 1930 – December 12, 1998) was an American politician from the U.S. state of Florida. He served as a United States Senator from 1971 to 1989 and as the 41st ...more
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Steve Cohen is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list 40+ Politicians Who Smoked Marijuana
age 70
Stephen Ira Cohen (born May 24, 1949) is an American politician serving as the U.S. Representative from Tennessee's 9th congressional district, since 2007. He is a member of the Democratic ...more
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Andrew Cuomo is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list 40+ Politicians Who Smoked Marijuana
age 62
Andrew Mark Cuomo (; born December 6, 1957) is an American politician, author, and lawyer serving as the 56th governor of New York since 2011. A member of the Democratic Party, he was elected to ...more