Line of the Day (George Washington and Marijuana Edition)
“I mentioned that President and General George Washington did not advocate pot smoking and that if he did, we probably would not have won the American Revolutionary War”—from the web site of Lynne Torgerson, Republican candidate for the House, 5th District of Minnesota.
(The blog post from whence the quote comes is worth a read for a variety of reasons).
Granted, the aforementioned Father of our Country did not advocate smoking pot. He did, however, cultivate hemp at Mount Vernon (which would get him in trouble with contemporary authorities).
Also, for what is is worth: Washington distilled whiskey at Mount Vernon.
h/t: Bruce Bartlett’s FB feed.