The Presidents Who Admitted To Smoking Weed

The Presidents Who Admitted To Smoking Weed
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Today is President’s Day and in honor of some of the greatest men to lead our country, we have decided to dig a little deeper into who they really were.

And instead of talking about what bill they passed or what treaty they signed, we wanted to see which of them blazed. You will be shocked to find out which presidents smoked bud!

This may or may not change your perception of our country and our founding fathers. These are the presidents who admitted to smoking weed:


13. George Washington

Washington routinely smoked marijuana to alleviate the pain from his ailing teeth. Washington’s diary recounts his efforts to cultivate better and enhance his crops of marijuana.

12. Thomas Jefferson

Jefferson grew cannabis on his plantation and smuggled Chinese hemp seeds to America. He also is believed to have given special smoking blends out as personal gifts which is why he makes the list.

11. James Madison

Madison once remarked that hemp gave him insight to create a new and democratic nation.

10. James Monroe

Monroe began smoking it as Ambassador to France & continued to the age of 73.

9. Andrew Jackson

Jackson has been documented to have smoked cannabis and tobacco cigars along with the troops he led.

8. Zachary Taylor

Like Andrew Jackson, Taylor is said to have smoked with his troops in one or more of the many wars he was in.

7. Franklin Pierce

Continuing a popular theme of the era, Pierce also smoked with his troops as a General in the Mexican-American War. In a letter to his family, he says cannabis is “about the only good thing” in the war.

6. Abraham Lincoln

Quotes (real and fake) about Lincoln enjoying hemp are all over the internet. While there remains some debate as to whether Lincoln really sparked up, many resources point to yes.

5. John F. Kennedy

Close acquaintances say Kennedy used cannabis regularly to control his back pain (even during his term) and actually planned on legalizing marijuana during his second term.

4. Jimmy Carter

Along with his efforts to legalize marijuana, some say Carter also hosted many marijuana smoke filled events at the White House. This leads most to assume Carter at least tried it at some point in life.

3. George W. Bush

Bush publicly refused to answer the marijuana question. He was later caught saying he refused to talk about it, “because I don’t want some little kid doing what I tried.”

2. Bill Clinton

Clinton famously stated that he smoked but “didn’t inhale.” He has been known to bend the truth every now and then, so he still makes the list.

1. Barack Obama

Even though he joked off many Americans wishes to legalize marijuana, Obama has been very open with his own marijuana smoking in the past, once saying: “I inhaled frequently. That was the point.”

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