People: Apr. 22, 2002

AND HE INHALED, TOO

Perhaps it was short-term memory loss that caused New York City Mayor MICHAEL BLOOMBERG to be caught by surprise last week when reporters inquired about an offhand comment he made to a magazine last year. Before he announced his candidacy for mayor, still possessing the candor of a private citizen, Bloomberg was asked by New York magazine if he had ever smoked pot. "You bet I did. And I enjoyed it," he replied. The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) liked the response so much that it has used it in an ad campaign...

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