Choom Gang

Obama Cool With Legal Weed

The highest acheving memeber of Hawaii's Choom Gang says Colorado's and Washington's marijuana experiments should continue. In a 16,000-word New Yorker profile, President Obama says the states' legalization of marijuana—still verboten under federal law—should "go forward because it’s important for society not to have a situation in which a large portion of people have at one time or another broken the law and only a select few get punished.” Obama was referring to vastly disproportional rates of prosecution and incarceration for drug crimes between whites and minorities. As a father, he told his daughters pot is a "bad idea, a waste of time, not very healthy."