President Obama already admitted to smoking pot. Back in ’06 he famously said “When I was a kid, I inhaled.” “That was the point.” But what he didn’t say was that back in HIGH school and college…he was a MAJOR STONER!
According to Buzzfeed, David Maraniss has a book coming out in mid June called “Barack Obama: The Story,” that
details Obama’s penchant for pot-smokin’ while he attended Punahou School in Honolulu and Occidental College in LA. Apparently a young Obama created the practice and the term “roof hits” while hot boxin’ the ol’ whip. “When the pot was gone, they tilted their heads back and sucked in the last bit of smoke from the ceiling,” he writes. He also said that Obama had rules about hot boxin’, when you smoked in the car, “the windows had to be rolled up.”
“Roof hits” wasn’t the only stoner term credited to pre-president Obama…dude also came up with the term “Interception.” During a sesh…as a joint was making the rounds, he’d nab it out of turn and shout “Intercepted!,” then he’d take an extra hit or two. Another stoner term Obama crafted back in the day? TA, short for ‘total absorption’.
According to the book, “When you were with Barry and his pals, if you exhaled precious pakalolo (Hawaiian slang from WEED, meaning “numbing tobacco”) instead of absorbing it fully into your lungs, you were assessed a penalty and your turn was skipped the next time the joint came around. “‘Wasting good bud smoke was not tolerated,’ explained one of Obama’s friends, Tom “Topo” Topolinski.
The book also goes into a bit of detail about Obama’s old school chums appropriately self-appointed the “Choom Gang.” The “Choom Gang” cruised around in what looks to be Jeff Spicoli’s ol’ split window VW bus they called the “Choomwagon.” The book talks about how the Choom Gang liked to get stoned at a spot they dubbed the “Pumping Stations” on Oahu and how “they parked single file on the grassy edge, turned up their stereos playing Aerosmith, Blue Öyster Cult, and Stevie Wonder, lit up some ‘sweet-sticky Hawaiian buds,’ and washed it down with ‘green bottled beer,’” Maraniss reported.
Sounds like good times, eh? Ohhh but the times…they are a changing. Nowadays half of all Americans are in favor of outright legalizing weed, according to the most recent Gallup-weed poll. And with a President who was obviously a STONER back in the day occupying the White House right now…we might just be getting closer to legalization—that is if more people in HIGH places like President Obama admit that smoking WEED didn’t keep them from getting to those HIGH places, right? So like President Obama, dude…now that we know you’re familiar with the puff…puff…pass process…can you puff…puff…pass some pro marijuana legalization legislation, man?