He said Friday he backed out of the bet due to family concerns.
“Well this apparently has become a national story and I have received a great deal of mail about it,” Tancredo explained. “I have also received quite a reaction from my family. I am especially concerned that the publicity may cause my grandkids to have to justify my actions to their peers and afraid that no matter how many times I say I am NOT condoning the use of marijuana, that that message will not get through. My grandchildren are extremely precious to me and I would never want to do anything that puts them in a difficult situation. Therefore I have told the film’s producer that I will have to welsh on my bet.”