Libertarian candidate running for United States Senator in North Carolina, Sean Haugh, has built his campaign on being a normal guy who drinks craft beer in a state where craft beer is king. Now, after an interview with Bills and Brews, he is also known as the normal guy running for Senate who knows, first hand, about the medical benefits of smoking marijuana.
When asked during the interview if he has smoked pot during the campaign, Haugh responded,
“I actually do. This is the first time I’ve ever admitted it to anybody, but this is the first time anybody’s ever asked me directly.”
Just as other members of the libertarian party, Haugh believes all drugs should be legal in the United States. Not because he supports anyone doing them, but because if all drugs were legal, people with addiction problems would be more likely to seek treatment. His point is that the war on drugs has forced drug usage underground where people are not comfortable asking for help because of fear of prosecution.
During the interview he also referred to his decision to run for Senate as being an act of conscience, inspired by the fact that he wants to be able to vote for something other than more war and more debt. He wants to fill that void for other voters who want the same.
Do you want to know more about where Haugh stands on other topics? He has a series of campaign video advertisements, all of which depict him as a normal, every-day, average American man, where during a two to three minute time frame he gives his opinion on a selected topic. In all videos, he is wearing a t-shirt and casually discussing his views while sipping on a beer in his basement.
Watch Haugh’s video, below, where he shares more about his opinion on why the war on drugs has failed.
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