Congressional Candidate: I’ll Smoke Pot On House Steps To Make A Point
Andy Caffrey, running as a Democrat for a House seat from California, says he’ll smoke a joint at the Capitol to make a point.
“I’m willing to get arrested to fight for our rights, to defend our rights as Californians to consume medicine,” Caffrey, a registered Democrat, said in an interview. “If I have to do it, I’ll smoke a joint on the Capitol steps and get arrested to draw national attention to what’s going on.”
Although he doesn’t smoke every day, Caffrey says he’s been smoking cannabis with a doctor’s approval for about six or seven years, and always carries a physician’s note in case he’s questioned by law enforcement officials. He supports the legalization of medical marijuana on a national level, although he insists that he’s “not a crusader that everyone should get high.”