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:
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.
Spotted along Obama motorcade route in Denver: Bearded dude holding "Free weed 4 Obama" sign— Steve Holland (@steveholland1) July 9, 2014
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.
Here's the photo of Obama billiards with Gov Hickenlooper pic.twitter.com/6KKe8ql1t2— Steve Holland (@steveholland1) July 9, 2014
He was also seen posing with a gorilla statue at a Denver bar:
Obama fist bumped a gorilla statue in a Denver bar tonight (Getty) pic.twitter.com/urabs3cisb— Jon Passantino (@passantino) July 9, 2014
Oh, and then there was this:
Obama reacts as he is greeted by a man wearing a horse-head as he walked the streets of downtown Denver. pic.twitter.com/QNqnXKzwzm— Doug Mills (@dougmillsnyt) July 9, 2014
The president was reportedly back at his hotel by 9 p.m. Tuesday night, and will be in Colorado until Thursday.Shannon McMahon can be reached at email@example.com. Follow her on twitter @shanmcmahon_.