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Michelle Obama Recounts Her Teen Marijuana Use In New Memoir


Former first lady Michelle Obama got candid in her new memoir, “Becoming,” which includes a brief admission that she smoked marijuana as a teen.

In the book, released Nov. 13, 2018, Obama reminisces about her youthful transgressions, at one point writing that she and a high school boyfriend named David “fooled around and smoked pot in his car.”

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama arrive at the Neighborhood Ball for his inauguration ceremony Jan. 20, 2009, in Washington, D.C. In her memoir released Nov. 13, 2018, the former first lady wrote that she and the president had consumed marijuana. (Photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Suzanne Day via Wikimedia Commons)

She doesn’t get much further into it than that. Though she does allude to a “looser, more wild” young Barack Obama in another section. As a teen, the future president “smoked pot in the lush volcanic foothills of Oahu,” she wrote.

In a recent interview, ABC News anchor Robin Roberts asked Obama about the admission.

“You even write about smoking pot,” Roberts said. “Now you didn’t go into great detail, but you could’ve left that out, so why’d you talk about it?”

“That was what I did,” Obama said. “That’s part of the ‘Becoming’ story.”

“Everybody had something that they had to work through, something that they were figuring out. Why would I hide that from the next generation?”

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  1. If a person smokes Cannabis, stops, and then decides that Cannabis should keep being against the law… they must somehow weirdly believe that their own life would have been Better if they had been caught and arrested for it.
    Bless the millions like Michelle Obama who might be starting to see the depth of this tragedy, of this fading but tyrannical age of Cannabis prohibition.

  2. In a perfect world ANCIENT JAMES, no one would have to smoke pot, stop, decide its against the law, because there would be no law to keep American adults from pursuing life liberty and happiness. And weirdly believe their lives are better with it than without, and going to jail is something that happened to smugglers.
    Obey the laws, and there will be no worries.
    On the other hand Mexico just sent pot cartels in a tailspin that will make them become legal pot dealers, and some of the stuff that comes with illegal trade, will come to a stop. But some places are so far removed from the mainstream society that it will take years to turn it around.
    Mexico is an experiment at this point. Canada is not an experiment. The C dollar may start to stabilize, at some point the trade between Canada and the US will start and that will boost both economies.
    When Jeff Sessions put it out there the fed’s will keep it as is for now-illegal. That was the state’s que to make it legal, like prohibition, it has to start to fall somewhere. When the majority of the states have legalized it, and policy is set up, worked out the kinks, and it is 21 years old period, the feds will start working on lifting the federal ban. Cheap dogs that they are, they want the federal taxes they will put on it and not have to spend eternity making sure the states have it under control.
    Federal taxes will make it legal, and thats what we’re waiting on. A majority of the states (26 to 30) recreational legal-not just medical only-and they will come for your change and a little more.
    Bless her if she is pro cannabis, but we already know those 2 little girls will not be pro cannabis. At least while they are under their parents thumb, which could be called typical for the situation.

  3. Once the feds see the steady stream of revenue is unstoppable and gargantuan, it will be legalized. There will be no shortage of hypocritical politicians lined up with their slimy little weasel hands out for a cut they actually might believe they deserve. Once enough money and control are in place, weed will only be demonized behind closed depressed doors. Of course the staunch hypocrites will still be talking #%@& on their way to the bank.
    Let’em talk.
    By the way …In a perfect world anyone who wanted would have Indica, Sativa, and Hybrid strain cannabis plants at their disposal 24/7/365 for free!!!! So choke on that smoke. By the way I’m m gonna light up as soon as I’m done typing….bye!!

  4. whoooie …….. marijuana and gay marriage …… pretty scary . better call out the Marines .

    Marijuana ! the herb divine
    for it serves me much better than wine
    though I do love a toke
    of a good neighbors smoke
    I so much prefer when it’s mine

    I am a proud Amerijuanacan

  5. The Democrats are rapidly recovering from decades of Reefer Madness; but within the Republican party, Reefer Madness has metastasized into a full-blown universe of “Alternative Facts.” …Otherwise known as fascist propaganda. This is not progress — this is total defeat for marijuana legalization, if Traitor Trump is allowed to exist above the law, like some kind of evil, baby, child-emperor. Trump is a joke, but the fascism is all-too-real, and deadly.

    • Syllogism is a form of deductive reasoning where you arrive at a specific conclusion by examining two other premises or ideas. … For Example: All roses are flowers (major premise). This is a rose (minor premise). Therefore, I am holding a flower (conclusion).
      If the premises are true, then the conclusion must also be true.
      Another example: Major premise: All men are mortal. Minor premise: Socrates is a man. Conclusion: Socrates is mortal. (This is an example of Aristotle’s famous “Barbara” syllogism.)
      Now then, let’s try it out on Traitor Trump. Ready?
      Major Premise: Republicans are violent, fascist authoritarians.
      Minor Premise: Violent, fascist authoritarianism is an existential threat to marijuana legalization.
      Conclusion: Republicans are an existential threat to marijuana legalization.

      • Okay, I goofed. Goes like this:
        Major Premise: Violent, fascist authoritarianism is an existential threat to marijuana legalization.
        Minor Premise: Republicans are violent, fascist authoritarians.
        Conclusion: Republicans are an existential threat to marijuana legalization.
        There we go! It is air-tight!

      • My original error was I had the major and minor premises reversed.
        Each of the premises has one term in common with the conclusion: in a major premise, this is the major term (i.e., the predicate of the conclusion); in a minor premise, this is the minor term (i.e., the subject of the conclusion).

  6. Stephen Nordquist on

    Barrack Obama smoked Cannabis every day in university with a group of friends. if he would of been caught by the ;police and received a criminal record , he never would have been the president. Then as president Obama did nothing to help legalization . NOTHING, What a piece of work.

    • Stephen,
      First of all, you are incorrect. There are now DISPENSARIES all over America, and that all happened under President Obama’s watch. It was his tolerance that allowed that to happen. I don’t know how you missed that!! Kinda makes you a liar, like Traitor Trump.
      Secondly, why are you still on about Obama? Your comment marks you as a racist asshole Trump supporter. I am sure you hate Hillary, too. But she’s not running for public office either! I have heard that rap before, too many times, and it is lame.
      So how about you go fuck yourself.

  7. In the late seventies I was running through the jungles of Oahu and the big Island as a member of the 25th Inf. Div. Any body in Hawaii then just about smoked weed. They had “da kin bro”. Legalize it man… Retired and still twisting it up.

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