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At Republican Debate, Jeb Bush Admits Past Marijuana Use

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush again acknowledged smoking pot in high school, as part of a sharp exchange during Wednesday’s GOP primary debate on the topic of criminal justice reform.

The exchange began when fellow GOP candidate Rand Paul argued about the “hypocrisy” of poor, black and Hispanic people going to jail for drug use while “rich kids” don’t.

“I would like to see more rehabilitation and less incarceration,” said the Libertarian-minded Paul, a leader on Capitol Hill for such reform.

“I think the federal government has gone too far. I think that the war on drugs has had a racial outcome, and really has been something that has really damaged our inner cities.”

Bush, a former Florida governor, said: “So, 40 years ago, I smoked marijuana. And I admit it. …  My mom’s not happy that I just did.” [Read more at FoxNews.com]

 

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