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James Knox Can’t Recall if He Was a Drug Dealer

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I suspect there are certain things no one forgets, among them:

  • the nervous feeling on your first date.
  • graduating from high school.
  • your marriage and birth of your children.
  • whether or not you’ve ever been a drug dealer.

Apparently James Knox, Representative from Billings, can’t remember with precision whether the last one happened or not:

Knox said he has never tried to hide the fact that he experimented with alcohol and a variety of drugs in his youth, but he said he stopped using drugs when his daughter was born. He also said marijuana ruined the life of his brother, who has used it steadily since he started smoking pot in the fifth grade.
Asked if he, Knox, ever sold marijuana, Knox said, “No, not that I can recall.”

Not that he can recall? If someone asked me whether I had sold marijuana or not, I could tell them categorically that I had not, but Representative Knox is going full-Ollie North on that one? Sounds like his e-mails aren’t the only things that should come with legal disclaimers.

Fun, totally unrelated fact. What does Family Doctor.org list as its first common side effect of marijuana use?

Trouble remembering things.

Your Montana GOP Legislature in action.

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Don Pogreba

Don Pogreba is a seventeen-year teacher of English, former debate coach, and loyal, if often sad, fan of the San Diego Padres and Portland Timbers. He spends far too many hours of his life working at school and on his small business, Big Sky Debate.

His work has appeared in Politico and Rewire.

In the past few years, travel has become a priority, whether it's a road trip to some little town in Montana or a museum of culture in Ísafjörður, Iceland.

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