Rand Paul calls Jeb Bush a hypocrite over marijuana use

Senator Rand Paul (left), Republican of Kentucky, criticized former Florida Governor Jeb Bush’s stance on medical marijuana, after revelations of Bush’s former recreational marijuana use came to light.

Globe Staff  February 27, 2015

Rand Paul defended his calling Jeb Bush a hypocrite during an interview with Katie Couric on Wednesday, citing Bush’s confession that he smoked marijuana while at Phillips Academy in Andover.

“I drank alcohol and I smoked marijuana when I was at Andover,” Bush told the Globe in an interview earlier this year. “It was pretty common.”

However, Paul had some choice words for Bush, particularly in his pushing against legalizing medical marijuana in Florida.

“If you got MS in Florida, Jeb Bush voted to put you in jail if you go to a local drug store and get medical marijuana,” Paul said. “Yet he was doing it for recreational purposes and it’s a different...

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