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Jeb Bush Smoked Marijuana And Sold Hash In Boarding School

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jeb bush marijuanaJeb 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.

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  • John P E Curtin

    Anybody that justifies drug use, excessive sugar consumption, tobacco use, rock music played with dangerous to the hearing decibels, too close for the eyes television watching, gambling, magazine pornography, excessive alcohol use, and excessive caffeine consumption is too crazy to be good for themselves or for the United States and should be made to start school over again with kindergarten because they didn’t learn to properly play with blocks but instead became a blockhead themselves.

  • tiredoftheBS

    Get caught selling drugs, if black, thrown in prison and tagged as incorrigible ex con, if white and middle class, thrown in prison, with maybe a chance at later life, if son of waspy scion, nominated for president. Welcome to the USA!

  • Randall Burns

    The issue is not really what JEB did in high school. It is an issue of hypocrisy. His family connections protected him from arrest or explusion at Andover. He protected his daughter from imprisonment around her hard drug use while advocating mandatory prison time for others. JEB brother George was arrested in 1972 for possession of cocaine and used family connections to avoid any prison time and get that record sealed. George also appears to have gone AWOL from the air national guard to avoid testing positive for cocaine. JEB has supported mandatory drug testing of welfare recipients as a condition of getting benefits even though that has been shown not to be cost effective but has not supported mandatory substance testing for elected officials, licensed professionals or corporate officers which all have a high rate substance abuse. I personally support substance testing for elected officials, licensed professionals and corporate officers but feel those tests should be used to inform voters, investors and consumers. I would personally avoid investing in , voting for or using the services of drunks, cokeheads, meth freaks or junkies.

  • HellNo

    If you can continue to support the criminalization of something that you also did, then you are a criminal.
    Excuse yourself from public office Mr Bush, you are unfit to lead this country.

  • David

    My nephew (college student) is currently fighting for his future after he was arrested for distribution of marijuana. He didn’t actually SELL the marijuana, or profit from it in any way. What he did was HELP a friend locate a small amount of weed after receiving a text message from the friend. His friend had already been arrested and was cooperating with the police when he sent the text asking my nephew if he knew anyone with weed for sale. Because my nephew helped him locate it, he now faces felony distribution charges and a long prison sentence.
    How fortunate for Jeb Bush that he was not caught in such behavior when he was that age. Would he be a presidential contender today with a felony drug conviction hanging over him?