Should Past Marijuana Use Weed Out Presidential Candidates?
The "Outnumbered" panel weighed in today on potential GOP presidential candidates who have admitted to smoking marijuana.
Former Florida governor Jeb Bush told the Boston Globe last week that he smoked marijuana as a student. Yesterday, Sen. Ted Cruz's spokesperson said that Cruz experimented with the drug as a teenager, citing that "it was a mistake" and that he hasn't done it again.
Harris Faulkner said that even though it's 2015, she thinks voters are still concerned about past marijuana use among potential candidates.
"I think people still care about this," Faulkner said. "Statistically, people have said that they still care. I tend to believe that. I don't know if it will factor into a vote."
"It's not just the issue of marijuana, but this idea of freedom that's going to be a topic in 2016. And this factors into that."
Ainsley Earhardt suggested that people who are the same age as Bush and Cruz might not hold it against them, since they may have experimented with the drug.
"They're selling pot in vending machines in Seattle now," Earhardt pointed out. "President Obama admitted to smoking pot and he got elected, so I think it's a non-issue."
Watch the video above and let us know what you think: does this issue matter to you?