Michelle Obama Writes About Smoking Pot in Upcoming Book

Almost a decade after her husband’s memoir Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance, Michelle Obama wants to tell her own story. Her autobiography Becoming, set to release tomorrow, follows the former first lady’s coming of age tale. In it, she candidly explores her youth. She even includes some aspects many people of her stature would leave out… namely, that she smoked pot.

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On a recent interview with 20/20 for the book, she faces questions about her admission. When host Robin Roberts wonders why Obama would write so openly about her pot use as a kid, she replies very simply.

“That’s what I did,” she tells her interviewer. Then continuing on, she states, “That’s part of the becoming story. Everybody had something that they had to work through, something that they were figuring out.”

For Obama, her trials, tribulations, and triumphs as a young person contributed to where she has gotten today. Her “becoming story” relies on these experiences. Her successes rely on these experiences. So naturally, Michelle Obama wonders, “Why would I hide that from the next generation?”

Inhale—That’s the Point

Like Michelle, Barak has remained open about his marijuana use. When running

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