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Thursday, January 23, 2014

President Choom gives weed his seal of approval -- By Joseph Curl, The Washington Times

President Obama says marijuana is no different from cigarettes and no "more dangerous than alcohol" — and he should know.

Unlike Bill Clinton, who famously said he tried marijuana but didn't inhale, Barry Obama, in the days of his youth, toked it up like Hunter S. Thompson on spring break. The future president smoked "in a white classmate's sparkling new van," toked "in the dorm room of some brother, and he boked up on the beach with a couple of Hawaiian kids," Mr. Obama wrote in his autobiography.

All while he was in high school.

In fact, Barry was a world-class stoner. According to the book "Barack Obama: The Story," he made up a game called "Roof Hits" with his buddies, known collectively as the Choom Gang. "When they were chooming in a car, all the windows had to be rolled up so no smoke blew out and went to waste; when the pot was gone, they tilted their heads back and sucked in the last bit of smoke from the ceiling."

The kid became an expert weedster, blazing spliffs of Maui Wowie, Kauai Electric, Puna Bud, Kona Gold. Yes, Hawaii is nirvana, and the time is always 4:20.

So, it comes as no surprise that the president has come out with what is a virtual endorsement of marijuana. In a lengthy interview published in The New Yorker, the president downplays the danger of marijuana as nothing more than a "bad habit," despite numerous reports that the drug is far more dangerous than once thought.

While many people think cannabis is harmless, a report published in June shows it is 20 times more carcinogenic to smoke than tobacco. The drug is also "strongly associated" with suppression of the immune system and heart disease, if taken for long enough, the report found.

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