Senator and former presidential nominee, John McCain has had to share the spotlight with his politically active daughter since the 2008 election. The now 27-year-old Republican author, blogger and columnist, Meghan McCain, along with Michael Ian Black have written a road trip book together. They have recently been on a promotional tour for the book titled, “America, You Sexy Bitch : A Love Letter to Freedom”. Meghan McCain, no stranger to controversial subjects, wrote about smoking marijuana on her blog.
She says the question is a loaded one for her, since she says there is no right answer in the political world about marijuana. She said she hates not being truthful. Meghan McCain shares a view about marijuana that most her age agree with, she thinks it should be legalized. McCain has reached her conclusions after a few times of smoking marijuana, with the first being on an Amsterdam trip in college. She found it less intense than alcohol, calling it “mild”. She says that cannabis should be taxed to help our economic problems and that the country could use a marijuana tax to fund universal health care.
She blogs about doing a book interview recently, and being offered a marijuana joint by the interviewer. Her co-author, Michael Black says yes, and she finds herself smoking a joint while walking down a New Orleans street. She says only briefly crosses her mind they they might get arrested if they get caught. You can read the whole blog post at the Daily Beast, where she is a regular blogger. From that post:
“Does it cross my mind that entering a stranger’s house and smoking marijuana might not be the smartest thing to do? Yes, of course it does, but I like Glen. In the 45 minutes that I have known him he is making all of us laugh, showing us around his neighborhood, and opening us up to a side of New Orleans we would not have gotten to experience otherwise……….Mostly though, I do not completely understand the allure and taboo associated with marijuana. The few times I have partaken in smoking pot it has been a mild experience. Yes, it is a substance that will alter your mind frame and judgment, but as someone who is high strung and has a natural tendency to get nauseated, I can see its appeal.”