Tags: portman | ohio | marijuana

Ohio Sen. Portman Admits Smoking Marijuana

Image: Ohio Sen. Portman Admits Smoking Marijuana

Tuesday, 07 May 2013 02:40 PM

By Melanie Batley

  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Sen. Rob Portman admitted during an interview Monday to smoking marijuana as a young man, but said he has been working on drug prevention measures since his first year in Congress 20 years ago.

The Ohio Republican was questioned about his past during a livestream interview with BuzzFeed Brews, ABC News reported Tuesday.  

BuzzFeed's John Stanton started the interview by mentioning he had seen photos of a young Portman from the 1970s and 1980s, noting that he looked "a bit like a dirty hippie with the long hair."

"It raises the question," Stanton said. "Did you ever smoke weed?"

Portman answered the question good-humoredly, saying, "This is all off the record, right?" Then he added, "Yes."

But he said he doesn't agree with the decisions by Colorado and Washington state to legalize medical and recreational marijuana.

"It can devastate your life, and it has for many people," Portman said.

As for his own children, the senator said he tries to discourage them from experimenting.

"When I talk to my kids about the fact that I did experiment when I was young, and [that] I hope they don't," Portman said, "I tell them having spent a lot of time now in this field."

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
Retype Email:
Zip Code:
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

500 Army Majors to Be Axed in Latest Budget Cuts

Friday, 01 Aug 2014 22:39 PM

Pink slips will start going out next week to about 500 Army majors – including some on duty in Afghanistan – in the late . . .

Arizona Inmate Was Injected 15 Times During Botched Execution

Friday, 01 Aug 2014 21:54 PM

During the nearly two hours it took for an Arizona death row inmate to die last week, executioners injected him with 15  . . .

Report: California Teachers Among Highest Paid

Friday, 01 Aug 2014 21:00 PM

Teachers in over half of California's schools are paid an average $84,489 a year, a new think tank survey shows.
 . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved