Obama Pot-Smoking Details Revealed in New Book

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President Barack Obama's pot-smoking past is detailed in Barack Obama: The Story, a new biography of the Commander-in-Chief by David Maraniss, who had previously revealed Obama's early girlfriends (including Genevieve Cook) in Vanity Fair.

The President himself has been remarkably and refreshingly candid about his past drug use, but new details of Obama smoking marijuana with his buddies at Hawaii's Punahou School are still setting the web ablaze (sorry).

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Maraniss writes, "When a joint was making the rounds, [Obama] often elbowed his way in, out of turn, shouted 'Intercepted!' and took an extra hit."

Yeah. Let's all take a moment and let that image sink in.

"But Obama's buddies, who called themselves the "Choom Gang," didn't mind him messing up the rotation," he continues. "After all, this was Hawaii."

Indeed. That's not all. Maraniss writes that Obama was known for starting a trend called "TA," short for "total absorption." Use your imagination.

"When you were with 'Barry' and pals, if you exhaled precious pakalolo (Hawaiian slang for marijuana, meaning "numbing tobacco") instead of absorbing it fully into your lungs, you were assessed a penalty," writes the author.

"Your turn was skipped the next time the joint came around."

Maraniss also describes Obama's technique of "roof hits" while hot-boxing cars ... i.e. smoking up with all the windows closed: "When the pot was gone, they tilted their heads back and sucked in the last bit of smoke from the ceiling."

The book is one of two biographies making the rounds about Obama. The Amateur, by Edward Klein, contains this alleged Obama divorce story.

Again, it's worth noting Obama has been less than shy about his drug use in the past, writing about the topic in his memoir Dreams from My Father.

"Pot had helped, and booze; maybe a little blow when you could afford it," the future president wrote in the memoir, before taking a darker tone.

"Junkie. Pothead. That's where I'd been headed: the final, fatal role of the young would-be black man. Except the highs hadn't been about that, me trying to prove what a down brother I was. Not by them, anyway."

"I got high for just the opposite effect, something that could push questions of who I was out of my mind, something that could flatten out the landscape of my heart, blur the edges of my memory."

As Obama moved to higher stage, he's also been forthcoming about drug use. On Bill Clinton's absurd claim that he had once tried marijuana but "didn't inhale," Obama said smiling in 2007, "That was the point, wasn't it?"

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Most blk,latin and trashy wth do drugs my kids will do those things.Its unheard of in suburds.

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..the President talks abt it cuz hes got not to hide a true image abt himself...smoking is something,to a non smoker u may say whatever,but u can survive it for good,see the President,he bears it up with inner strength,or u think he never feels the remorse,offcourse nobody was born smoking.. nd it never look as he smoked his life away did he?

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Im glad to see that obama is firstly as honest and upfront as he is. I can also appreciate that hes a normal guy that people can relate to. These are a few of many qualities of a leader. It saddens me to see that others have commented with much ignorance and racism as their primary foundational motive.

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What else is there to say about the lying, USA destroying, muslim loving, POS. Looks like it all has been said already.

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Socialism is a wonderful thing until you run out of other peoples money NOBAMA 2012

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Hey! When you give your drug dealer a thumbs up in your comments in your high school yearbook! You are a druggie deluxe! That's not Presidential material by any stretch of the imagination! Romney in 2012!

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THIS DEVIOUS, LYING BUFFOON OF A PRESIDENT HAS AND CONTINUES TO DESTROY THIS ONCE GREAT COUNTRY. WHO GIVES A DAMN ABOUT HIS SHADY PAST......I'M MORE CONCERNED ABOUT THE FUTURE WHICH IS WHY THE MOVIE "2016 OBAMA'S AMERICA" IS A MUST SEE JUNE 8!!!!! THIS FAT ASSED CARNIVAL HUCKSTER HAS GOT TO GO NOVEMBER!!!!! YES WE CAN......WE CAN'T WAIT!!!!!

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Not a fan of Obama as a politician, but he seems like an okay guy. "When you were with 'Barry' and pals, if you exhaled precious pakalolo (Hawaiian slang for marijuana, meaning "numbing tobacco") instead of absorbing it fully into your lungs, you were assessed a penalty," As it should be!

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Not surprised...its nice living in Hawaii....who doesnt smoke a lil bud every now N then...?

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I wouldn't trust anybody that has not smoked a little pot.
I wouldn't trust anybody that doesn't drink a little alcohol.
I wouldn't trust anybody that doesn't take a little caffeine. Why trust abnormal people?

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