Richard Branson Asks Obama For Marijuana At White House Dinner
- Sir Richard Branson asked President Barack Obama for some marijuana while attending a recent White House state dinner.
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 .