Marco Rubio: 'I Don't Think There's A Responsible Way To Recreationally Use Marijuana'

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) came out strongly against the legalization of marijuana in an interview with ABC News reporter Jonathan Karl.

“I don’t want my kids to smoke marijuana, and I don’t want other people’s kids to smoke marijuana, and I don’t think there’s a responsible way to recreationally use marijuana,” Rubio said emphatically.

Karl asked Rubio if he ever smoked marijuana - which is now legal in the states of Washington and Colorado.

Rubio declined to answer the question, explaining that people either refused to believe him if he said that he didn’t or that people would use his behavior as an excuse - if he said that he did.

“The bottom line is, I believe that adding yet another mind-altering substance to something that's legal is not good for the country, Rubio said. “I understand there are people that have different views on it, but I feel strongly about that.”

Rubio also refused to answer the question in February 2014, calling it an “irrelevant” question.


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