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Meghan McCain is a gift that keeps on giving. When the daughter of Sen. John McCain—and erstwhile pot smoker—went on “The Tonight Show” Tuesday to hawk her new book, “America You Sexy Bitch,”
she said that her positive experience with cannabis convinced her that she should publicly come out in favor of legalizing the herb.
“Yes, I come out for legalizing marijuana in this book,” she told host Jay Leno. “I was living in Los Angeles very briefly last year and I was shocked at how people here smoke weed the way people in New York pour wine.” McCain also said that this “research” led her to believe that the economic benefits of legalizing weed outweigh the negatives.
If toking up counts as research, there are about 16.5 million Americans in their parents’ basements right now who are experts on the subject.
Cringe Factor: 2/5