Andy Caffrey is for the most part a pretty standard-issue progressive, but he's got one campaign promise that makes him stand out: He's vowing to smoke pot on the steps of Capitol Hill if he's elected. Caffrey, 54, is running for Congress in California and happens to have a prescription for medical marijuana for his ADD and PTSD. And he isn't shy about lighting up a joint on the campaign trail, which Politico points out he did twice last week.
"I'm willing to get arrested to fight for our rights," Caffrey tells Politico. "If I have to do it, I'll smoke a joint on the Capitol steps and get arrested to draw national attention to what's going on." Caffrey is for full legalization of marijuana, but he stresses that he's "not a crusader that everyone should get high." He says marijuana helps him focus, and "you can call it sort of an anti-depressant. ... Just don’t say I’m advocating for children to use it."