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Meghan McCain Supports Legalizing Pot

John McCain's daughter reveals her pro-pot stance, and other leftward leanings, in her new book America, You Sexy Bitch.


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By Bryan Le


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Meghan McCain is proving quite the budding maverick. After first opposing her conservative father John McCain by declaring her support for gay marriage, she's once again at odds with her dad—this time on the topic of marijuana. “I believe that marijuana should be legalized. This is not a decision I have come to quickly or lightly,” she writes in her new book America, You Sexy Bitch, co-written with comedian Michael Ian Black. Explaining her stance, she says: “For one reason, I think it is a substance that does no more damage than alcohol does, and second, if we legalized marijuana in this country and taxed the hell out of it, our economic problems would at least be temporarily helped a great deal. In fact, you could even use the revenue stream to pay for universal health care if you wanted.” Her dad, the former Republican presidential candidate, has been explicit in his anti-pot stance: “I don't think marijuana is healthy, I don't think that it is good for people,” he stated in 2008; "there is a large body of medical opinion that says there is plenty of other medications that are more effective and better and less damaging to one's health to use to relieve pain.” Young McCain's pro-legalization stance isn't the only hint that she may be veering towards the left: in her book, she also calls Karl Rove a “pathetic excuse for a human being” and praises Hilary Clinton because she doesn't “put up with shit” and also for “shattering many glass ceilings for women in politics.”

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