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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In Final Day of Office, President Obama Grants 330 More Commutations

In his final day in office, President Obama granted 330 more commutations, the most in a single day in U.S. history.

The move – which comes just two days after the last batch of clemency – brings the total number of commutations granted by President Obama to 1715; this is well more than the past 12 presidents combined. Included in this commutations were 568 people who were serving life sentences; this means they would have died in prison if not for Obama.

The vast majority of the commuted charges were for drug-related offenses.

For comparison sake, former President George W. Bush granted just 11 commutations, whereas Bill Clinton granted 61

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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.

Obama Commutes 214 Drug Sentences, Most in Nation’s History

Pobama commutes sentencesresident Obama has commuted the sentences of 214 people serving federal prison sentences for nonviolent drug crimes, the largest single-day grant of commutations in American history. All 214 inmates – 67 of which were serving life sentences – will walk out of prison as free people on December 1st.

President Obama has now commuted the sentences of 562 people, which is more than the past nine presidents combined. Of the 562 people whose sentences were commuted, 197 were serving life in prison, meaning they would have died behind bars if not set free by the president.

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President Obama Says Cannabis Reform Not on 2016 Agenda – Sign the Petition to Change His Mind

Photo: NewsMax.com
Photo: NewsMax.com

Today White House press secretary John Earnest told reporters that any progress on cannabis law reform in 2016 will need to come through Congress, and won’t come from President Obama. The statement comes a day after Obama told Representative Steve Cohen that if a bill reaches his desk he might sign it, but otherwise he won’t be supporting any progress on reforming our nation’s failed cannabis policies.

Given that a large majority of Americans support legalizing cannabis, and even more support legalizing medical cannabis, we feel now is the time for President Obama to stand in support of ending the federal prohibition on cannabis, or at the very least support removing cannabis as a schedule 1 controlled substance.

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President Obama Backs Cannabis Decriminalization Efforts

By Eric Bradner, CNN, Published With Special Permission

Washington (CNN)obamaPresident Barack Obama said states could overhaul their laws to discourage marijuana the same way “we’ve been able to discourage a lot of other bad things that people do” — like using tobacco.

His comments to Kansas City-based KMBC during a series of interviews Thursday afternoon with local television stations, the same day that Washington implemented a new law decriminalizing the use of small amounts of marijuana over the objections of some congressional Republicans.

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White House: Cannabis Policy a States’ Rights Issue

In a statement made yesterday the Obama Administration announced that it strongly opposes Republican efforts to block a cannabis decriminalizationwhitehouse1 law from taking effect in Washington D.C., claiming that cannabis policy is a “states’ rights issue”.

“The Administration strongly opposes the language in the bill preventing the District from using its own local funds to carry out locally- passed marijuana policies, which again undermines the principles of States’ rights and of District home rule”, said the White House in a prepared statement. “Furthermore, the language poses legal challenges to the Metropolitan Police Department’s enforcement of all marijuana laws currently in force in the District.”

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5 Reasons to Celebrate this 4/20

With 4/20 upon us, cannabis consumers around the world are celebrating their holiday. Beyond simply being 4/20, here’s 10 reasons cannabis reform advocates should celebratecannabisthc today, enjoying the incredible progress that’s been made in recent months.

  • Voters in Alaska will have the opportunity this August to legalize cannabis through a statewide initiative. The measure would legalize the possession of up to an ounce, the private cultivation of up to 6 plants, and state-licensed sales of cannabis, and would do so through a constitutional amendment, similar to Colorado’s Amendment 64

Obama Administration Willing to Work with Congress to Reschedule Cannabis, Says Attorney General

The Obama administration is willing to work with Congress on rescheduling cannabiscanobama, Attorney General Eric Holder said Friday during a House Appropriations Committee hearing.

“We’d be more than glad to work with Congress if there is a desire to look at and reexamine how the drug is scheduled, as I said there is a great degree of expertise that exists in Congress,” said Holder. “It is something that ultimately Congress would have to change, and I think that our administration would be glad to work with Congress if such a proposal were made.”

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