Sunday January 19, US President Barack Obama said that marijuana is no more dangerous than alcohol.
“As has already been well documented, I smoked marijuana when he was a minor and consider it a bad habit and a vice, but not very different from cigarettes I smoked since I was a young up much of my adult life. I do not think that is more dangerous than alcohol , “the president said in an interview with the magazine The New Yorker.
It is not the first time the president admits to having smoked cannabis by glass pipes for sale when he was young and is not the only American leader who has. In 2006, when he was Senator, he admitted having used cannabis. “I inhaled frequently. That was the point. ”
Here other leaders who have agreed to experiment with marijuana at different points of his life.
In 1992, when he was running for president of the United States, the then governor of Arkansas admitted to having experimented with marijuana when he lived in England, where he studied at the University of Oxford. He received many
criticisms because he admitted having experimented with cannabis, but I have never inhaled.
The current Secretary of State admitted smoking marijuana during a debate in 2003, shortly before becoming the presidential candidate by the Democratic caucus. In the debate, the moderator asked everyone present who was willing to accept having smoked marijuana in the past.
A Kerry endorsed Democrats John Edwards and Howard Dean.
The Republican who strongly opposes abortion and marriages between people of the same sex seems to have a more relaxed view towards cannabis. In 2006 he recognized the middle of Alaska Anchorage Daily News that he had tried marijuana, “he could not back a Bill Clinton and say that he had not inhaled,” but he did not like and no longer smokes.
George W. Bush
While never accepted public having smoked marijuana, various recordings of his talks the president Doug Wead, a friend of his father, where he admitted not wanting to answer questions about the use of marijuana because “I did not want it reported that a child repeat his mistake. ”
When he was still the governor of the city of New York, Andrew Cuomo, the current governor of the state, he admitted having smoked marijuana as a youth.
The famous New York mayor admitted in 2002 to having smoked marijuana and have enjoyed it. “I experienced young, like many in my generation. I never lie so when I asked him admitted. Am I sorry that my statements come out on the front pages the next day? Yes, I regret. ”
Juan Manuel Santos
The current Colombian president acknowledged in 2010 that in his university days he smoked marijuana in the United States as most of his colleagues at the University of Kansas. It was in the 1970s, when he studied Economics and Business Administration.