Jeb Bush is considered to be a front runner for the GOP nomination for the 2016 Presidential Election. If that becomes the case, Jeb Bush would join his father (George H.W. Bush) and older brother (George W. Bush) in doing so. In a recent article in the Boston Globe, Jeb Bush’s past marijuana consumption while in boarding school was covered, and it also became known that Jeb Bush even sold hash on at least one occasion while pursuing his studies. Below are excerpts from the Boston Globe article:
“I drank alcohol and I smoked marijuana when I was at Andover,” Bush said, both of which could have led to expulsion. “It was pretty common.”
One of those who did get to know Bush in these early days was Peter Tibbetts. The connection, he said, was pot. The first time Tibbetts smoked marijuana, he said, was with Bush and a few other classmates in the woods near Pemberton Cottage. Then, a few weeks later, Tibbetts said he smoked hashish — a cannabis product typically stronger than pot — in Jeb’s dormitory room.
“The first time I really got stoned was in Jeb’s room,” Tibbetts said. “He had a portable stereo with removable speakers. He put on Steppenwolf for me.” As the rock group’s signature song, Magic Carpet Ride, blared from the speakers, Tibbetts said he smoked hash with Bush. He said he once bought hashish from Bush but stressed, in a follow-up e-mail, “Please bear in mind that I was seeking the hash, it wasn’t as if he was a dealer; though he did suggest I take up cigarettes so that I could hold my hits better, after that 1st joint.”
Bush previously has acknowledged what he called his “stupid” and “wrong” use of marijuana. In the years since, he has opposed efforts to legalize marijuana for medicinal or recreational use.
Similar to how I feel about Obama, it bewilders me how someone like Jeb Bush could have consumed marijuana, and even sold a little bit of hash, yet they think that cannabis is so wrong that it should be prohibited. If Obama or Jeb had been caught back then, it would have derailed their lives. Why would they support something like that happening? Why wouldn’t they rely on their own past experiences and work towards changing public policy? As a marijuana consumer, how do you feel about Jeb Bush? Many marijuana consumers I know have stated that if Jeb Bush gets elected, that they would rather leave the country than live thru a third Bush presidency.