by David Downs
Leading anti-marijuana Republican lawmaker from Rhode Island Robert Watson tells the Boston Herald police targeted him for being a politician during a DUI bust last weekend that included pot possession charges. According to the Herald, "A police report on Friday’s traffic stop said Watson smelled of alcohol and marijuana and performed poorly on sobriety tests. An officer found a bag of suspected marijuana and a wooden pipe in Watson’s pocket."
Of course, just this February the prohibitionist dissed Rhode Island's legislature for its liberality. Watson told a Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce group the legislature's priorities are correct if:
"you’re a Guatemalan gay man who likes to gamble and smokes marijuana.”
The Rhode Island GOP caucus told The Providence Journal Tuesday that they support Watson.