Montana Democrat Faces Questions About Weed Use

By NTK Staff | 05.17.2017 @10:42am
Montana Democrat Faces Questions About Weed Use

Musician Rob Quist supports decriminalizing marijuana and admitted to smoking it “two or three times a month,” according to court records.

Democrat musician Rob Quist faced questions Tuesday about his past drug use and efforts to decriminalize marijuana at an event in Missoula, Montana.

According to the Missoulian, court records show Quist admitted to smoking marijuana “two or three times a month.” It’s unclear if Quist continues the practice today, and he refused to answer reporters’ questions about the matter on Tuesday.

The court documents were originally reported by the Arlington, Virginia-based Washington Free Beacon.

The documents included discussion of some sensitive personal medical information and whether those details would be admissible in court for that case, including an intake form where Quist said he occasionally used marijuana and had tested positive for a tuberculosis-causing bacteria “since grade school.”

It is unclear how long Quist smoked mairjuana, for what purpose, and if he continues to do so today.

Quist has previously stated that he supports legalizing marijuana for medical and recreational use, or at minimum decriminalizing its use.

Quist’s campaign canceled an interview with the local paper after they learned questions would include inquiries about Quist’s past drug use.

Quist campaign spokeswoman Tina Olechowski canceled the interview after she learned it would include questions about his marijuana platform and other health issues highlighted in the post about the court records. She insisted the reasons for the cancellation be off the record.

The interview cancellation is a puzzling move, given Quist’s pro-marijuana platform and the fact that he is hardly the first politician to publicly admit to smoking weed.

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