Politics Gary Johnson promises to lay off the weed as president

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  1. dawg

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    Libertarian presidential nominee and admitted marijuana user Gary Johnson has promised to lay off the substance if he’s elected president.

    The former governor of New Mexico told The Hill during a Facebook Live interview Monday that he used marijuana recreationally “as recently as a month ago,” but he vowed to abstain for the rest of his campaign and during his presidency if he should win.

    “The notion of getting that call at midnight or two o’clock — I think people need to really believe that there will be a firm voice on the other side,” he said.

    Mr. Johnson, who resigned in January as CEO of Cannabis Sativa, Inc., to pursue his presidential campaign, said he has not touched alcohol in nearly 30 years, The Hill reported.

    He said legalizing recreational marijuana would lead to less substance abuse, “because people are going to find it as such a safer alternative than everything else that’s out there, starting with alcohol.”

    “Marijuana products on the medicinal side directly compete with legal prescription painkillers and antidepressants that statistically kill 100,000 people a year,” Mr. Johnson said. “Marijuana products — not one documented death.”

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    Sellout.
     
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    he used marijuana recreationally “as recently as a month ago,”


    yeah, like last night.
     
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    After spending the day with your finger on the button, I'm not sure a couple of tokes are in order.
     
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    He's gassed in that pic :jj:
     
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    again they treat pot like heroin. they would have zero problem if he drank a few glasses of booze a night. :mad:

    when will it end??? :bigcry:

    :bong: :leaf:
     
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    The libertarian party had SUCH a great chance this election to roll out someone fresh and catch some fire with the people that hate both Republican and Democrat nominees, but instead they just rolled Johnson out again (who I voted for last election)..while I know he's a good guy and would probably make a good president he's just a tired name...so disappointing..
     
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    I'll take a high President over a drunk.

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    It's ok for a President to guzzle a 5th of jack at night but not ok to have a little toke.

    Fear is the only thing left people have to control you, we caught onto everything else.
     
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    I tend to agree but hes still polling at 10% nationally.
     
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    Nobody likes a quitter.
     
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    Stoners everywhere are disenfranchised.

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    I prefer a president who has inhaled..
     
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    After hearing Brent talk about Gary Johnson this morning he is sounding good.

    Two term governor of New Mexico

    His running mate, Bill Weld, was a former governor of Masechusetts
     
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    If Gary Johnson gets 5% of the vote the Libertarian Party gets matching federal campaign funds in 2020.
     
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    I prefer honesty to either the Hillary or Trump shit shows.
     
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    You are 100% correct. This was a missed opportunity to field a non-high, credible and legit candidate to take the libertarian and the disenfranchised vote.
     
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    Marijuana absolutely should not be a schedule 1 narcotic. This is bullshit so taxpayer money can be wasted on the law enforcement/prison industrial complex.
     
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    That's true, but one of the problems with Johnson is that marijuana is so front and center with this guy that it clouds the rest of his candidacy. Shit he just left running a marijuana based company to run for POTUS. Maybe a candidate like his is the way change will occur because we will be debating it on a national stage, but I don't believe Americans are ready for a POTUS with this kind of marijuana cred.