America’s newest pothead: Tom Tancredo
posted at 5:35 pm on January 24, 2013 by Allahpundit
Former Rep. Tom Tancredo (R-Colo.) said Thursday he will uphold his end of a bet and smoke marijuana now that the drug has been legalized by a Colorado voting referendum.
The former congressman and anti-illegal immigration activist had told the maker of a documentary about the ballot initiative that he would smoke pot if the measure passed, despite not being a drug user. On Nov. 6, Colorado voters approved marijuana for recreational use 55 percent to 45 percent.
“Look, I made a bet with the producer of the film that if Amendment 64 passed (I did not think it would) that I would smoke pot,” Tancredo said in a statement to Fox News. “I will therefore smoke pot under circumstances we both agree are legal under Colorado law. Hey, it’s better than having to do a stupid dance as (Denver) Mayor (Michael) Hancock must perform as a result of losing a bet on the Broncos beating the Ravens.”
Given his following among grassroots conservatives a few years ago, if he were still in Congress now this would be a big deal for legalization advocates. Depending upon how he media-friendly he is after the Toke Heard ‘Round the World, it still might be.