Top Ten Presidents that Used Drugs
The Top Ten
1 John F Kennedy
John Fitzgerald "Jack" Kennedy, commonly referred to by his initials JFK, was an American politician who served as the 35th President of the United States from January 1961 until his assassination in November 1963. The Cuban Missile Crisis, The Bay of Pigs Invasion, the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, the ...read more.
Kennedy took testosterone to treat his Addison's disease. He also smoked cigars and drank occasionally. Some people close to Kennedy claimed that he also used marijuana, LSD, and cocaine, but no solid evidence has come up to support these accusations. Honestly, considering Kennedy's pretty liberal lifestyle, the accusations could be true. - Alpha101
2 George W Bush
George Walker Bush is an American politician who served as the 43rd President of the United States from 2001 to 2009 and 46th Governor of Texas from 1995 to 2000. The eldest son of Barbara and George H. W.
Bush used to drink heavily and use cocaine, but quit both before becoming President. - Alpha101
He was almost eaten by cannibals - PeeledBanana
3 Barack Obama
Barack Hussein Obama II is the 44th president of the United States of America. He was elected in 2008 after serving in the Senate from 2005-08, beating John McCain and becoming the first African-American to be elected President of the United States. He was elected again in 2012, beating Mitt Romney.
Obama reportedly used marijuana, cocaine, smoked, and drank heavily in his youth, but, like Bush, quit before becoming President. - Alpha101
he smoked - PeeledBanana
4 Franklin Pierce
Franklin Pierce was the 14th President of the United States. Pierce was a northern Democrat who saw the abolitionist movement as a fundamental threat to the unity of the nation.
Pierce was an infamous drunk. After losing the presidency, he stated, "There is nothing left...but to get drunk." There were even rumors that he drunkenly ran over an old lady with his carriage, but historians debate the validility of this claim. There are also rumors that he smoked hash. - Alpha101
5 Ulysses S. Grant
Grant used cocaine in order to help alleviate the pain of his throat cancer, which developed because of his tobacco addiction. He also drank frequently. - Alpha101
6 Andrew Jackson
Andrew Jackson was an American statesman who served as the seventh President of the United States from 1829 to 1837 . He was born near the end of the colonial era, somewhere near the then-unmarked border between North and South Carolina, into a recently immigrated Scots-Irish farming family of relatively ...read more.
He smoked marijuana and tobacco during the Mexican-American war. - Alpha101
7 Zachary Taylor
Zachary Taylor was the 12th President of the United States, serving from March 1849 until his death in July 1850. Before his presidency, Taylor was a career officer in the United States Army, rising to the rank of major general.
He also smoked marijuana during the Mexican-American war. - Alpha101
8 George Washington
George Washington was the first President of the United States, the Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States.
He is believed to have either smoked marijuana or used opiates to help alleviate his tooth pain. He also grew hemp, and encouraged the expansion of the practice. - Alpha101
9 Bill Clinton
William Jefferson Clinton was the 42nd President of the United States . He previously served as governor of Arkansas . He became president after unseating incumbent president, George H . W Bush in 1992 . He was re-elected in 1996 after defeating Senator Bob Dole .
He smoked marijuana a couple of times in his youth, but claimed that he never inhaled. - Alpha101
10 Martin Van Buren
He was a very heavy drinker - Alpha101
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