30 times Bill Maher embarrassed republicans

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23. Maher blasts the hypocrisy between Republicans and marijuana

Marijuana has been snowballing its way into full legalization at a rapid pace. More and more states are adapting medical marijuana into law at the least, with some of them opting for full legalization. There doesn’t seem to be any turning the tide and it probably would have already happened if not for the politicians.

Particularly, the GOP is vehemently anti-marijuana. This stance is very likely politically motivated in most cases, considering how many Republicans have partaken in the illicit substance. People like Sarah Palin, Rick Santorum, Ted Cruz, and Newt Gingrich have been open about their past marijuana use. It’s something the majority of people, including Republicans, try at least once in their lifetime, and it hasn’t ruined any of their lives.

In college, Jeb Bush in particular was much more than just a pot user. He was a pot dealer. But he writes this off as just being a “turd” while at school. Still, “turd” or not, Bush burned through a lot of pot, which makes his harsh stance against it later in life very hypocritical. As Governor, he commanded mandatory jail for drug users— except for when it was his own daughter, of course.