Usually Miss America contestants are talking about how they want to make the world a more peaceful place, but at last weekend's pageant one sounded like she wanted to legalize pot.
Miss Iowa Mariah Cary (that's her real name) was asked by a judge what the U.S. should do about the rampant use of marijuana.
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"I think that depends on the situation," she said. "I personally know people who have had to go to medical marijuana for their last resort, for their health care and I completely agree with that...However, I don't think it should be used for anything but recreational use and health care."
Possibly the best part of this gaffe isn't her answer, but the reaction. The crowd erupts in applause, leading me to believe either it's full of stoners or they isn't really listening to what she has to say. But it's probably the latter because potheads aren't usually that enthusiastic with their applause. Even host Chris Harrison doesn't flinch. TheRead More »from Gaffe of the week: Miss Iowa mistakenly advocates marijuana use for recreation