Is Obama Getting High Again?

By David Jenison on November 5, 2017

Right-wing journalist Edward Klein has a new book titled All Out War: The Plot to Destroy Trump that charges President Obama with a concerted effort to undermine the Trump administration. Klein is hardly a credible source outside the Michele Bachmann book club, but he does make one totally awesome claim about the 44th president: Obama's a stoner again! 

An Infowars-worthy conservative website got an exclusive excerpt from Klein that claimed the following: "Barack Obama... spends much of his time at his home just blocks from the White House playing video games, chatting on the phone with celebrity pals, smoking marijuana and popping cannabis-infused gummy bears."

Klein said he spoke with one of Obama's smoking duties, who said the former president "wants to go back in terms of fashion and style to his pot-smoking days as a member of the Choom Gang at the Punahou School in Hawaii," a reference to his cannabis-friendly lifestyle during his time in Hawaii. 

"[Obama] gets the weed from friends who visit him," the friend reportedly told Klein, who also claimed the Obamas sleep in separate rooms. "I was told he keeps a small stash in his bedroom. He has rolling papers and hasn't forgotten how to roll a joint. Sometimes he'll smoke in his bedroom, and sometimes in the backyard."

Supposedly Obama smoked so many joints that the smell became a problem, so he switched over to cannabis-infused brownies cookies and gummy bears. 

Some might think it's great that Obama has embraced cannabis again, but Klein is about as reliable as Trump in a spelling bee. Yes, he is the former Editor-in-Chief of The New York Times Magazine, a gig he held when Jimmy Carter was president, but his past works even appall fellow conservatives. For example, Klein's anti-Clinton book inspired a conservative columnist to write, "Thirty pages into it, I wanted to take a shower. Sixty pages into it, I wanted to be decontaminated. And 200 pages into it, I wanted someone to drive stakes through my eyes so I wouldn't have to suffer through another word."

Well, maybe Obama isn't smoking again, but it would certainly be nice if he finally got off the sidelines and helped put an end to cannabis prohibition. 

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