On Wednesday, at a White House state dinner in honor of British Prime Minister David Cameron, Richard Branson, billionaire businessman and Virgin Group founder, asked President Obama for a marijuana cigarette.
On Thursday, Branson told the story of his encounter with Obama to a prestigious forum organized by The Atlantic to discuss the failed global war on drugs. Branson said:
“I asked him (Obama) if I could have a spliff. But they didn’t have any.”
Branson claims he was only joking with Obama. Yet just by raising the issue of marijuana Branson makes a significant point.
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