As Marco Rubio attempts to make a comeback from plummeting poll numbers that have all but destroyed his once-promising presidential potential, he’s taking on the demon weed. In an interview with Yahoo News, he said that there is no “responsible way to recreationally use marijuana.”
The Florida Republican senator was asked about any past marijuana use during an interview with Yahoo! News, but the possible 2016 presidential candidate blew off the question.
“Here’s the problem with that question in American politics: If you say that you did and suddenly there are people out there saying, ‘Well, it’s not a big deal. Look at all these successful people who did it,'” Rubio said.
“I don’t want my kids to smoke marijuana,” he said. “And I don’t want other people’s kids to smoke marijuana. I don’t believe there’s a responsible way to recreationally use marijuana.”
“On the other side of it, if you tell people you didn’t they won’t believe you,” he added.
Millions and millions of American smoke pot and the overwhelming majority of them do so responsibly. They go to work, raise their children, pay their bills and are productive citizens. Rubio’s problem here is with reality, not with marijuana.