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Gary Johnson: I Quit Pot Use 5 Weeks Ago, Won't Use as President

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By Greg Richter   |   Monday, 06 Jun 2016 07:18 PM

Libertarian Party presidential nominee Gary Johnson says he quit using marijuana five weeks ago and will not begin again, especially if he is successful in winning the White House in November.

Johnson served two terms as the Republican governor of New Mexico, but most recently has been the CEO of a marijuana products company.

"You said you used the company's products. Are you still?" panelist Charles Krauthammer asked Johnson during an interview Monday on Fox News Channel's "Special Report."

"Haven't used in probably five weeks," Johnson replied. "I have said I'm not going to as president. I don't think you want somebody potentially answering that red phone … then going forward, not using going forwards."

Johnson said marijuana products compete for medicinal use with legal prescription painkillers that kill 100,000 people a year, though there is not one documented death due to marijuana.

"You weren't using it medicinally, were you?" Krauthammer asked.

"No, I was using it recreationally," Johnson said. "The unforgivable sin is hypocrisy, and I don't want to be a hypocrite."

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