The article comes from VICE with all the necessary virtue signalling about evil Republicans and so on but it is still interesting.
The Cannabis Caucus should expand. Frankly, every member of The Freedom Caucus should also be a member if they indeed stand for freedom, which it appears that they largely do.
Before Dana Rohrabacher was a congressman from southern California, a speechwriter for Ronald Reagan, or a journalist, he was a walking stoner-surfer stereotype, albeit one with a rightward lilt—a folk-singing activist who loved weed and hated the government. As so many stoners do, he changed. “I stopped using marijuana when I was 23,” Rohrabacher, a perennially smiley man who radiates an infectiously affable energy, tells me. “I don’t want to brag here, but I’ve accomplished some things in my life. Had I been arrested for possession of marijuana, I wouldn’t have done any of these things. I wouldn’t have been able to be a reporter, which I started out as. I wouldn’t have been hired by Reagan then. I wouldn’t have then been able to get the job at the White House. I wouldn’t have then been able to run for Congress.”