Obama Declines Weed Offer During Strange Colorado Visit

US President Barack Obama fist bumped a statue of a gorilla at a pub in Denver, Colorado, on July 8.
US President Barack Obama fist bumped a statue of a gorilla at a pub in Denver, Colorado, on July 8.
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How does a state that recently legalized marijuana greet the only US president to speak openly about his past marijuana use? By offering him free weed, of course.

In a strange series of events that characterized Obama’s visit to Denver, a bar patron asked the president if he wanted to “hit this.”

The brief encounter was caught on camera:

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CNN reports that this wasn’t the only time that night Obama was offered marijuana, but it’s probably safe to assume he laughed off those offers as well. The motorcade route welcoming him to the city even included a “Free weed 4 Obama” sign.

Another Denverite asked to buy the president a beer, which he declined. He did, however, spend the night shooting pool with Denver Governor John Hickenlooper and was seen drinking a beer— which he bought himself.

He was also seen posing with a gorilla statue at a Denver bar:

Oh, and then there was this:

The president was reportedly back at his hotel by 9 p.m. Tuesday night, and will be in Colorado until Thursday.