Photos: Top ten politicians who've smoked pot
Number 8: Al Gore
Previously, Mr Gore had said his cannabis consumption was "infrequent and rare." But Mr Turque's book also quotes another Gore friend, Andy Schlesinger -- like Mr Warnecke and the vice-president, a former reporter on the Nashville Tennessean -- as saying he smoked with him "at least a dozen times." This was in the months after Mr Gore returned from the Vietnam war in 1971.Number 7: Newt Gingrich
However, Gingrich subsequently became an ultra-hawk on all illegal drugs, which marijuana continues to be at the federal level. In 1995, for instance, he boosted his proposed introduction of a bill mandating the death penalty for convicted drug smugglers with the following statement: "If you import a commercial quantity of illegal drugs...it is because you have made the personal decision that you are prepared to get rich by destroying our children. I have made the decision that I love our children enough that we will kill you if you do this."
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