According to a new book by author Ed Klein, former editor-in-chief of the New York Times, former-President Barack Obama is once again consuming marijuana on a regular basis.
According to Klein’s new book All Out War: The Plot to Destroy Trump, a friend of Obama told him that “Barack sees himself as sort of a hipster ex-president, a cool guy… He 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.” The “Choom Gang” is reference to a group of friends Obama smoked cannabis with in college. Obama admitted to previously using cannabis in his memoir Dreams From My Father (2005).
According to Klein’s book, Obama has made a decided effort to not lead a “resistance” against President Trump. Instead, the book claims, the former president spends much of his time “playing video games, chatting on the phone with celebrity pals, smoking marijuana and popping cannabis-infused gummy bears.”
The supposed friend of Obama told Klein that “He gets the weed from friends who visit him.. 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. But mostly he does it when he’s traveling.”
Apparently, however, Obama has been shifting to edibles; “At one point, he became so concerned about people smelling pot around Kalorama that he asked friends to get him some edible stuff,” the friend told Klein. “They got him brownies, cookies, and gummy bears infused with THC.”
Klein is not only the previous edit-rin-chief of the New York Times, he’s a former editor for Newsweek.
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Anthony, co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of TheJointBlog, has worked closely with numerous elected officials who support cannabis law reform, including as the former Campaign Manager for Washington State Representative Dave Upthegrove. He has also been published by multiple media outlets, including the Seattle Times. He can be reached at TheJointBlog@TheJointBlog.com.