NEW YORK: Former President Bill Clinton said he “never denied” smoking pot.
“I didn’t say I was holier than thou, I said I tried,” Clinton told Fusion’s Jorge Ramos on Tuesday. “I never denied that I used marijuana. I told the truth, I thought it was funny.”
When asked about drugs during the presidential race in 1992, Clinton famously said he experimented with marijuana but “didn’t inhale.”
“When I was in England, I experimented with marijuana a time or two, and didn’t like it,” Clinton said. “I didn’t inhale and I didn’t try it again.”
Clinton’s successor, President Barack Obama, has spent more taxpayer money fighting medical marijuana than former President George W. Bush did during his two terms, according to a June 2013 report released by the pro-medical marijuana group Americans For Safe Access.
In August, the White House announced Obama does not support changes to the legal classification of marijuana, despite growing evidence of its medical benefits.