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Former Governor of Florida Jeb Bush at New Hampshire Education Summit August 19th, 2015. Image: Michael Vadon via Wikimedia Commons

Jeb Bush certainly wasn’t the first presidential candidate to admit having smoked weed. Here are 15, including a few who ultimately became president.

The flag of Ohio at Sawyer Point in in Cincinnati, Ohio. Image: Jeff Kubina via Wikimedia Commons

Jackie Borchardt ~ Cleveland.com ~

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio's Issue 3 received its first endorsement from a national marijuana advocacy group, but the group says the proposed constitutional amendment is not the best way to legalize marijuana.

Connecticut State Capitol, Hartford Connecticut. Image: John Phelan via Wikimedia Commons

Kenneth R. Gosselin ~ Hartford Courant ~

The state wants to add as many as three medical marijuana dispensaries — especially in New Haven and Fairfield counties — and now there are 19 proposals for rolling out the expansion.

South Carolina state flag via Wikimedia Commons

Anjali Shastry ~ Washington Times ~

South Carolina voters overwhelmingly say their state’s own medical marijuana law should trump federal enforcement, said a new poll being released Thursday.

Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina, leads fellow candidates Scott Walker, Jeb Bush and Donald Trump as they take the stage prior to the CNN Republican presidential debate on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
 
SIMI VALLEY, Calif. — One of the signature moments in the latter portion of Wednesday night’s Republican presidential debate came on the topic of marijuana.

U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, (D-NY) speaks at a Senate Armed Services Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, June 4, 2013. REUTERS/Larry Downing
 
Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is set to become the first ever sitting senator to give a keynote speech for a cannabis industry conference later in September, The Daily Caller News Foundation has learned.

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