Obama Back to Consuming Marijuana, Claims New Book

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.

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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 a 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.”

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Obama Kush Marijuana Strain Overview

With President Obama preparing to leave office, here’s a look at Obama Kush, the marijuana strain named in his honor.

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Obama Kush hit the cannabis scene several years ago, and has been a pleasant mainstay ever since. A cross between OG Kush and Afghani, Obama Kush is sweet in flavor and smell. It’s also referred to sometimes as President Kush or Presidential Kush. This is likely the name that will become more popular for it with Obama leaving office; though some will likely keep the name Obama Kush in honor of the soon-to-be former president.

Flavor and Smell

  • Sweet
  • Earthy
  • Grape-like

Top effects:

  • Relaxation
  • Happiness
  • Euphoria
  • Increased appetite and also
  • A strong head high

Some of the top medical ailments it helps with are:

  • Pain
  • Stress
  • Lack of appetite
  • Headaches and Migraines
  • Depression and also
  • Insomnia


At the time of publication this strain has 389 reviews on Leafly with an average score of 4.4 out of 5 (8.8 out of 10).

Where to find it

If you live in a state where cannabis is legal for medical and/or recreational purposes, we recommending using Leafly’s strain finder.

This feature can use your exact location to find the closet cannabis store or dispensary to you that is currently carrying the Obama Kush marijuana strain; you can also look for a variety of other strains.

Click here for the strain finder.