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"New York Times" Editorial Page Editor: 'I Have Smoked Pot'

Sun, 27 Jul 2014 14:14:30 +0000

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- After the New York Times editorial board came out in support of national legalization of marijuana on Saturday, the editorial page editor for the Grey Lady told ABC’s Jon Karl Sunday on This Week, that he has indeed smoked pot.

“I’ve never asked the people that work for me whether they smoke pot, and I’m not going to ask. I have smoked pot in my life. I went to college in Colorado in the 1970′s, you figure it out,” Andrew Rosenthal told Karl.

On Saturday, the Times editorial board published their endorsement of the legalization of marijuana nationwide, stating the “federal government should repeal the ban on marijuana. We reached that conclusion after a great deal of discussion among the members of The Times’s Editorial Board, inspired by a rapidly growing movement among the states to reform marijuana laws.”

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