Former Congressman Says He’ll Smoke Pot to Honor Bet
(DENVER) -- Former congressman Tom Tancredo says he’ll honor a bet to smoke marijuana.
In a video to promote Colorado’s Amendment 64, which legalized the personal use of marijuana in the state, Tancredo reportedly pledged to smoke pot if the measure passed. Tancredo, a self-professed non-marijuana smoker, supported the measure.
“Look, I made a bet with the producer of the film that if Amendment 64 passed (I did not think it would) that I would smoke pot,” Fox News quotes Tancredo as saying. “I will therefore smoke pot under circumstances we both agree are legal under Colorado law. Hey, it’s better than having to do a stupid dance as [Denver] Mayor [Michael] Hancock must perform as a result of losing a bet on the Broncos beating the Ravens.”
ABC News has reached out to Tancredo’s organization, the Rocky Mountain Foundation, seeking confirmation and details on when and where the agreed-upon marijuana inhalation will occur.
Tancredo made a name for himself as a Republican congressman and immigration hardliner. He ran a one-issue (immigration) campaign for president in 2008, but dropped out early in the Republican primaries. Most recently, he mounted a Constitution Party bid for governor of Colorado in 2010.
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