Anne Armstrong, a write-in candidate for governor in Rhode Island, said that she would try and remove the stigmas around cannabis if elected.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Anne Armstrong, a write-in candidate for governor in Rhode Island, said that she would try and remove the stigmas around cannabis if elected. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Some candidates try to hide their history with drugs, but a write-in candidate for governor of Rhode Island wants voters to know that she uses cannabis all the time.

In a campaign video posted online this month, Anne Armstrong said she uses cannabis “every day,” for both cooking and medicinal purposes.

“Yes, I do smoke cannabis, and yes, I do inhale,” she says in the video. “It helps me. It helps me to focus, it helps to facilitate communication.”

On her Facebook page, Armstrong states that she wants Rhode Island to be a state where “common sense, compassion, and cooperation can re-create Rhode Island into a place where everyone can live in abundance.”

As governor, Armstrong said that she would work to dispel a number of misconceptions about cannabis use.

“It doesn’t make people crazy, the way you’ve been told,” she says in the ad. “I hope that you will read and open your eyes and realize the truth that we’ve been lied to for a long time by our government.

During a speech at Hemp Fest in Boston earlier this month, Armstrong said that if she were elected governor, she would eliminate …read more