Ted Cruz Smoked Pot as a Teenager

AP Photo/Austin American-Statesman, Rodolfo Gonzalez
AP Photo/Austin American-Statesman, Rodolfo Gonzalez
Washington, DC

Responding to an inquiry, a spokesperson for Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) has told The Hill and the UK’s Daily Mail the senator did smoke pot as a teen.

No doubt the question was prompted by the news that former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush smoked hash and was considered to be something of a bully in his college days.

The news isn’t likely to amount to much in this day and age.

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) smoked pot when he was a teenager, Cruz’s campaign has confirmed with The Hill.

“Teenagers are often known for their lack of judgment, and Sen. Cruz was no exception,” a Cruz spokesman told the British paper. “When he was a teenager, he foolishly experimented with marijuana. It was a mistake, and he’s never tried it since.”