President Barack Obama’s high school and collegiate cannabis use is no secret. Obama discusses his hot-boxing Hawaiian “choom gang” in his memoir and his college toking even got its own Key & Peele skit. The current president even invented the term “roof hits” for his friends.
But aside from democratic comments on marijuana reform, Obama has never even attempted to make light of his youthful foray with marijuana–until last night. Commenting on his suddenly high ratings at the annual Correspondent’s Dinner, Obama made the perfect comparison between his newfound popularity and his college years:
— CNN (@CNN) May 1, 2016
Perhaps Obama is foreshadowing the DEA’s imminent decision on cannabis’ rescheduling or perhaps he’s simply hinting at his real opinion on marijuana reform. Or perhaps he’s simply just having fun at his last correspondent’s dinner.
Whatever the reasoning behind this smokey joke, it’s neat to see the President of the United States speak tongue-in-cheek about the nation’s fastest growing enterprise.