Politics 40+ Politicians Who Smoked Marijuana  

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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 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
age 71 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
age 54 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
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 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
Dec. 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
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
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
age 64 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
Dec. at 56 (1809-1865) Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States, serving from March 1861 until his life was taken in April 1865. Lincoln led the United States and its greatest moral, constitutional ...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 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
Died at 89 (1924-2013) Edward Irving "Ed" Koch was an American lawyer, politician, political commentator, movie critic and reality television arbitrator. He served in the United States House of ...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. 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
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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
age 80 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
age 75 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
age 49 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
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
age 65 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
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
age 69 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
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