The Choom Gang Cheat Sheet: How Young Barack Obama Might Vote Today in California

A new biography by The Washington Post‘s David Maraniss entitled “Barack Obama: The Story”, out June 19, has been making waves, initially for its detailed descriptions of The President’s weed-smoking days in Hawaii.

President Obama described some of it in his autobiography Dreams from My Father, but Maraniss goes into detail: Barack hung with a group of smart kids who liked to smoke weed and called themselves “the Choom gang” — “choom” being Hawaiian slang for smoke.

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