Herman Cain is a Republican politician, business executive, and radio host known for running a campaign for the 2012 United States presidential nomination. Before he moved into politics, Cain graduated with a degree in mathematics from Morehouse College in 1967. Roughly a year after graduating, Cain moved to Indiana to pursue his Master’s at Purdue University, while working as a mathematician at the Department of the Navy. After working and earning his Master’s, Cain moved back to Atlanta, Georgia where he began to climb the corporate ladder with Coca-Cola. He enjoyed a successful career with Coke, but he soon moved to become the Vice President for Pillsbury, which soon led him to Pillsbury’s Burger King division. Then faced with another career opportunity, Cain and his family moved to become the President of Godfather’s Pizza, which was on the edge of bankruptcy when he joined. His success with the pizza chain led him to become the President and the CEO of the National Restaurant Association, which began his work with business leaders across America. From this experience, Cain eventually became Chairman for the Board of Directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. Now, Cain hosts the talk radio show “The New Herman Cain Show,” and regularly appears as a contributor on FOX News.
Even though Cain is known for some of his conservative views, his stance on marijuana legalization is just the opposite. He didn’t originally have as much support for the drug though, because at the 2011 Ames Straw Poll, Caine dodged questions about cannabis by simply walking away when pressed about the issue. His approach quickly changed when he finally vocalized his support, “If states want to legalize medical marijuana, I think that’s a state’s right.” Some suggest his stance changed because at the time, support for marijuana legalization was at a high 62%, but even after running his campaign for president, his support for marijuana only increased, “Recreational Marijuana... Pot for everybody!”