Politicians stand to lose a lot by admitting to drug use, even if it was in their youth. The public tends to distrust politicians who acknowledge a past involving drugs, mainly because politicians are held to elevated standards. Even though 42% of people surveyed in the U.S. have tried marijuana and 16% have tried cocaine, it’s still widely believed that politicians should have a clean past. Find out more about a few politicians who’ve admitted errors of their ways and why drug use among them is so controversial in this infographic.
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