He has refused to deny it. You can interpret that any way you like.
During the 2000 campaign, he denied having used cocaine during a specific time period, but refused to address any time periods prior to that. Actually, he never outright denied it at all. His response to the question was "I could have passed the [FBI] background check on the standards applied on the most stringent conditions when my dad was president of the United States - a 15-year period," as opposed to the simpler and more direct "I have never used cocaine."
Whether he meant the 15 years prior to the 2000 campaign, or the 15 years prior to the date his father took office, is open to interpretation. But let's give him the benefit of the doubt and say he was saying 15 years prior to 1989. That brings us to 1974. All efforts to get him to deny having used cocaine prior to 1974 were met with the response that it was a personal question and none of anyone's business. Fair enough (and I agree), but as I've said before, if the question gets asked, just answer it.
Interesting thoughts on spotting drug users though. Aside from obvious cases like Keith Richards, I wonder how many people on the street you could identify as drug users by their looks. It's a skill you might want to tell your local police department about; could be a great job opportunity for you.
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