Jeb Bush Smoked Marijuana And Was A Bully
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Jeb Bush Smoked Marijuana And Was A Bully
Posted by CN Staff on January 31, 2015 at 16:16:27 PT
By Matt Ferner
Source: Huffington Post
USA -- Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush smoked marijuana while in high school, a personal use of the drug that stands in contrast to his later political stance on the plant.I drank alcohol and I smoked marijuana when I was at Andover, Bush, the current Republican frontrunner seeking his party's 2016 presidential nomination, told the Boston Globe as part of a detailed new profile that describes his time at Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts. Both George H.W. Bush, Jeb's father, and George W. Bush, his brother, also attended the prestigious private school.
It was pretty common," Bush said of his substance use during that time. A former classmate of Bush's, Peter Tibbetts, recalled to the newspaper that the first time he ever smoked marijuana was with Bush, in some woods near their dorm.The first time I really got stoned was in Jebs room, Tibbetts told the Globe. He had a portable stereo with removable speakers. He put on Steppenwolf for me. Tibbetts was eventually forced to leave the boarding school after being accused of using drugs.As a politician, Bush has not embraced marijuana. He spent much of his time as Florida governor championing jail instead of treatment for nonviolent drug offenders, and pushed for mandatory prison sentences for drug offenders -- with the exception of his daughter, Noelle, who has struggled with crack cocaine use. More recently, while acknowledging that states should "have a right" to decide on the legalization of marijuana, Bush publicly opposed an amendment to legalize medical marijuana in Florida."Florida leaders and citizens have worked for years to make the Sunshine State a world-class location to start or run a business, a family-friendly destination for tourism and a desirable place to raise a family or retire, Bush said before the November midterm election. "Allowing large-scale marijuana operations to take root across Florida, under the guise of using it for medicinal purposes, runs counter to all of these efforts."Reacting to the Globe story, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) blasted Bush over his "hypocrisy" on marijuana. You would think hed have a little more understanding then, Paul, who may be a rival to Bush in the Republican primary, told The Hill Friday. He was even opposed to medical marijuana. This is a guy who now admits he smoked marijuana but he wants to put people in jail who do."The Globe also spoke to some of Bush's former classmates, who recalled a "physically imposing" young man who was seen as intimidating by some and a bully by others. Tibbetts recalled a story to the newspaper of an occasion during their boarding school days when he and Bush taunted a smaller student who lived in their dorm by sewing his pajama bottoms so that the student couldn't put them on. Bush told the Globe he didn't remember the incident or any other bullying, and was surprised that some of his former classmates viewed him that way. I dont believe that is true, Bush said, adding that it was more than 40 years ago and not possible for him to remember.It isn't the first time that allegations of bullying have surfaced about Bush's high school years. Another classmate of Bush's told Vanity Fair in 2001 that he remembered Bush as a bully as well, and that there was "a kind of arrogance" about him during his time at Andover.The Globe story echoes similar sentiments expressed in a 2012 Washington Post story about then-presumed Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and alleged bullying during his prep school days.A Bush spokeswoman told The Huffington Post that Bush did not have any additional comments on the Globe story.Source: Huffington Post (NY)Author: Matt FernerPublished: January 31, 2015Copyright: 2015, LLC Contact: scoop huffingtonpost.comWebsite:  -- Cannabis Archives 
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Comment #3 posted by runruff on February 01, 2015 at 08:05:41 PT
America is a nation of laws!
We are also a nation of comedy. Sometimes it is hard to tell one from the other.Jeb Bush looks like his Mom, proving god has a great since of humor.
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Comment #2 posted by Hope on January 31, 2015 at 21:47:30 PT
You know...
considering the Bushes were family friends with the Semblers, it's a wonder little Jeb didn't wind up in a Straight program somewhere... being forced to soil himself, being abused, and treated less than human by a bunch of self righteous monsters. Did the Bushes know that Straight was, in fact, not a place to send their own children? I wonder. Surely they were suspicious when their own children were doing it. They were obviously suspicious of other people's children. The Bushes were Straight supporters, as I recall.
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Comment #1 posted by HempWorld on January 31, 2015 at 19:08:52 PT
The cat is out of the bag, so to speak...See Rand Paul's attack on Jeb's hypocrite! Jeb, you are the chosen one! Next Pres. of USA, but let's all get stoned... ! Get real bro! Peace out! (brutha)
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