In a recent article in the Boston Globe, it became known that while Jeb Bush was in boarding school he consumed marijuana, and even sold some hash to at least on of his classmates. It’s fairly common to hear about someone Jeb Bush’s age having consumed marijuana. But what makes the revelations significant is that Jeb Bush adamantly opposes marijuana reform. Jeb Bush has made it very clear throughout the years that he feels those that consume marijuana, and especially those that sell hash, should be prosecuted. What Jeb Bush dismisses as ‘just part of growing up’ when it applies to him, is something that he feels other should go to jail for and have a criminal record for.
This hypocritical stance has drawn some harsh comments from Rand Paul. Per CBS News:
Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, accused Jeb Bush of “hypocrisy” Friday after a report in the Boston Globe chronicled Bush’s marijuana use during high school. Bush, a former Florida governor and potential 2016 presidential candidate, opposes the use of marijuana for medical or recreational purposes.
“This is a guy who now admits he smoked marijuana but he wants to put people in jail who do,” Paul, who’s also mulling a presidential bid, said during an interview with The Hill newspaper. “You would think he’d have a little more understanding, then.”
In the Globe’s report, Bush acknowledged some experimentation with the drug during his time at Phillips Academy in Andover, an elite private boarding school in Massachusetts.
Jeb Bush wants to become President of the United States. If elected, he would join his father and older brother in doing so. That would be a disaster for marijuana reform, as I’m sure Jeb Bush would do everything he could to halt, if not reverse, all of the marijuana victories the movement has achieved since George W. Bush left office. How sad would that be knowing that Jeb Bush himself consumed and even sold marijuana at one point in his life. Jeb Bush truly is a hypocrite.