Other Georgia Lawmakers Who Have Smoked Pot

In light of yesterday’s disturbing email exchange between Rep. Tommy Benton (GA 31st Dist.) and one of his constituents I thought it might be fun to see who all would be caned in Georgia should any such ridiculous law be passed.

Let’s start at the top.

Newt Gingrich would be caned. (Truthfully I’d kinda like to see that)

“Smoking marijuana was a sign we were alive and in graduate school in that era.”
Former US Representative Newt Gingrich admitting that he smoked marijuana when he was in college.
Source: Hilary Stout, Wall Street Journal; 8/8/96

Nov. 7, 1987: GOP Rep. Newt Gingrich admits he tried marijuana “once at a party.”
Source: ABCNews.com Political Nation, Dodging the Drug Question. David Phinney. Aug. 19, 2001. Online. Available:
http://abcnews.go.com/sections/politics/DailyNews/prez_questions990819.html. Accessed: 10/24/02.)

Rep. Paul Broun, and his son, Paul Collins Broun III would be caned .The elder Broun admitted smoking marijuana in the past and his son was busted for possession recently. Whoever sold them the marijuana would be executed. Let’s hope we never find out who that was. Rep. Broun is a colleague of Rep. Tommy Benton, the fine Southern gentleman, who is calling for caning and executing peaceful marijuana consumers and marijuana business people.

Hey Georgia folks….what other elected officials kids have been busted for pot?

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  1. Janx on

    Being southern doesn’t have anything to do with the line per se…originally from Ky, but having lived everywhere. I’m as country as one can get. Still, an educated, common-sense mentality is no longer standard anywhere. I simply wish to raise my family in a place where we still are allowed to BE a democracy. Ga, Al, MS, Fl, La, etc…are all refusing to think forward. While Colorado decided to make MMJ a constitutional amendment, a close friend was arrested in Tn and given 364 days in the county. All for ONE SEED found in a car he was driving home from the used car lot(minutes after buying it). The south tends to hold on to quite a few “Zero Tolerance” areas. Time to go. My kids need to live somewhere that honors their vote and actually throws out unconstitutional cases.

  2. Ziggy on

    Glad you’ve come around! Maybe the “South” had some good PR or something, because this dark agaes mentality just seems like the same old same old when it comes to politcs south of the Mason Dixon.

  3. Janx on

    Seems like the good ol’ standard of do as we say, not what we do, hmm? I don’t think we can handle being southern anymore. It used to be something we were proud to say…now it just makes me sick.