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    His grand kids should benefit from his forward thinking action had he of actually done it. By the time grandkids are adults pot will be legal everywhere except for the thumper idiot states.
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    "Marijuana Prohibition Has Failed Us." "I am endorsing Amendment 64 not despite my conservative beliefs, but because of them," he wrote. "Our nation is spending tens of billions of dollars annually in an attempt to prohibit adults from using a substance objectively less harmful than alcohol."
    His points for legalizing marijuana are very valid and his reasons for not smoking it are also valid. Hard to tell your children/grandchildren not to do any bad habit (yes....MJ is a bad habit) when you do it yourself! Evidence: alcoholics have greater chance of alcoholic children.....smokers have children who smoke.....conservatives have conservative children (ok, that was just mean....LOL)
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    I can't think of another thing I agree with Tancredo on but setting a good example for his grandkids is more important than a stupid promise to smoke a joint. I ain't gonna criticize him for this one. In fact I commend him on the decision.
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    He changed his mind, big deal. I can believe his reasoning.
    It's cool to smoke weed. It's NOT cool to twist someone's arm to toke against his will. I'll give him a pass on this!
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    He already stated his reason. Given time after the interview he would have been able to figure out the concequences that action could cause. I would not want my daughter knowing if I used marijuana if it finally became legal in our state. The only reason I would use it is for medical reasons, but never tell her and never when she could see.
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    The majority of youth do not pay attention to politicians, so how could he be setting a bad example? Either way todays media would have a more detrimental influence on their behavior. It seems like more and more celebrities are getting caught smoking weed everyday lol Live and Let Live. Who Cares..
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    @stepped_in_it the question posed by Politix was not asking about his grandchildren...it was asking if it would be setting a bad example for young people in general. Yes I did read the article...the real issue here is did you read the question...?
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    One minute Tom makes good on a bet to take a puff & the next minute he will be wearing tie dye t shirts and going to phish concerts … disgraceful :)
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    Good for him. Sure he made a statement and backed off, what politician hasn't ??? His head out of the sand attitude on this issue gets him a pass on this one. I just wonder, then, will he not drink alcohol as well since it sets a bad example for the grandkids? Just wondering.
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    I'd rather see my grown son smoking pot than drinking booze, samoking cigarettes, eating antidepressants or other dangerous drugs.

    There are about 3 deadly poisonous plants that grow in the wild in the woods behind my house. Why aren't they illegal? Because marijuana is literally a weed and can grow almost anywhere and nobody has EVER died from smoking or eating it. How many have died from alcohol, which is legal? Common sense is not one of our strong points as a nation.
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    It doesn't set a worse example than if they saw him smoking a cigarette or having a beer. It's still the recreational use of a legal substance, but pot is actually less harmful than the other two.
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    Hell...maybe all conservatives should smoke a joint every once in a awhile. Maybe they won't have so much hatred for everyone else in America with a dose of the kind buds.
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    A bad example would be for him to do something he doesn't want to do. Sometimes all people say things they later regret, it takes maturity & integrity to say you have changed your mind
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