Republican legislator busted for cannabis possession after anti-pot remakrs

Posted on: Tue, 04/26/2011 - 13:35 By: Tom Swiss

Ah, hypocrisy, the sport of politicians. Back in February, Robert Watson, GOP minority leader of the Rhode Island House of Representatives, said that his state's legislature's priorities were only correct "if you're a gay man from Guatemala who gambles and smokes pot."

While the perfect irony would have been if he was then caught in a love nest smoking weed and shooting craps with a Guatemalan gay lover, one out of four ain't bad: on Friday, Watson was stopped at a checkpoint when cops smelled alcohol and marijuana. He failed a field sobriety test and cops found a bag of "suspected marijuana" and a bowl in his pocket.

His court date is May 11. Bet he wishes his colleagues in Connecticut had made drug law reform a higher priority...