Bill Maher: 'It's Pot's Turn'

TV pundit Bill Maher excoriates politicians who admit their past use of marijuana and then call it a mistake on the latest edition of Real Time on HBO. Check out the highlights.

• "I think it's time to declare that the media ritual of asking presidential candidates if they ever smoked pot can be put to rest. Because the answer is always yes and nobody cares."

• "When even Ted Cruz copped to it, I thought, who would get high with Ted Cruz?"

• 'When I was younger I also smoked. When I say when I was younger, I mean just before the show.'

• "If we're going to keep doing that we should at least be honest with our kids and tell them the truth about drugs laws in this country. Kids, if you're going to experiment, make absolutely sure that your parents are white and well-connected."

• "Don't all these guys - Clinton, Jeb, W, Obama - owe a debt to the 40,000 Americans currently in jail for the exact same crime?"

• "It's pot turn. And not just legalization. Obama should acknowledge that putting people in jail for non-violent drug offenses was a giant mistake in the first place and he should use the power of the presidential pardon and free them all."

Steve Bloom

Steve Bloom

Publisher of, former editor of High Times and Freedom Leaf and co-author of Pot Culture and Reefer Movie Madness.