9 Closet Celebrity Stoners (pg. 6)
In 2006, before he announced that he was running for President of the United States in 2008, Obama made another shocking announcement when he confirmed a few details he’d written about in his 1995 book, Dreams From My Father: He tried weed and cocaine as a teenager. “When I was a kid, I inhaled,” Obama said, poking fun at President Bill Clinton’s 1992 assertion that he smoked weed once but did not inhale. “That was the point.” It’s not particularly surprising to hear a President admit that he’d toked (though the coke thing kinda threw us for a loop) but it was relatively surprising to hear him admit it so candidly. As far as legalizing marijuana in the States, though? Don’t hold your breath.