7 British cabinet members have admitted they smoked marijuana. Not now, of course, but in their youth. Jacqui Smith, the Home Secretary, admitted smoking the weed in college. So have 6 others:
Alistair Darling, the Chancellor, later confirmed he had used the drug as a student, followed by Andy Burnham, the Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Work and Pensions Secretary Ruth Kelly and Business Secretary John Hutton.
Communities Secretary Hazel Blears and Yvette Cooper, the Housing Minister, who has the right to sit on the Cabinet, had already admitted to trying cannabis in the past, taking the total of Cabinet Ministers to seven.
Those crazy Brits!